Blackness filled the skies, a choking acidic haze. The ground quivered with each step the Thing took, the jumbled monstrosity of angles and shadows heaving its way across the town. Its tendrils snaked in every direction.

Wendy lay below the window, heart pounding, terrified but unable to look away.

“Almost too late,” a voice said – soft, ancient, whispering.

Wendy spun around. There was a man standing in her house, a straw hat on his head and his hand on the handle of a question mark umbrella.


“How did I get in?” The man shook his head. “Not the most interesting of questions.”

Behind him, she could see the corner of a battered blue box.

“What’s your name?” he asked.

“Wendy,” she replied. “Wendy Marsh.”

“Stay here, Wendy Marsh.” He opened the door. “I’m going to have a word with our friend out there.”

“You can’t!” she squeaked. “It’ll kill you. Like everyone else. Turned them inside out.”

The man smiled, tipped his hat, and went out.

He stood before the thing, this tiny little man with his umbrella against a thing vast as the night.

And from where Wendy was watching, it looked like the monster was trembling.

Word Count: 199

This is for Sunday Photo Fiction. Thanks to A Mixed Bag for the photo prompt!

  1. Sylvester McCoy. Awesome little man. I never watched his series as I went off it when Colin Baker took over and the head of the BBC wanted to take it off the air so sabotaged it in any way he could.

    By all accounts he was a great Doctor though, and you did a good story with him.

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  2. ceayr says:

    Very amusing!

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  3. This could have been an episode! Brilliant.

    Who’s there? My short story

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  4. I have watched quite a few of his, and, aside from David Tennant, he is probably my favourite 🙂

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  5. James says:

    So, a story written by an actual fan. I wondered how such a thing would turn out. 🙂

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