It’s day 18 of the #TopsyTurvyTVTour over on Instagram! Yesterday Rabbit practiced a surf tune. Today Emily Swift finds herself sucked into another dimension. Here we go…
(This is a derivative work based on the TV show The Twilight Zone.)
Emily reviewed the script.
At least this one is appropriate, she thought. She would play Bettina Miller, a girl who gets thrust through a portal into the 4th dimension.
“It’s open,” Emily called.
Big Rabbit poked his head into the dressing room. “Rabbit sent me. You’re expected on the set.”
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Narrator: Due to go missing: One curious 30-year-old. Name: Emily Swift. Last seen being led to the set by a Rabbit. Present location? Let’s say for the moment… in the Twilight Zone.
“…and Rabbit told me to let you know someone’s been messing with the Empire’s four directional doors. He thinks it’s the Fringe. Emily? Emily?”
Emily paused in the hallway. She’d catch up with Big Rabbit. There was just something moving -no!- rippling over the surface of the wall. Her hand chased the wave, her fingertips touching the blurred edge.
CRACK! A split in the wall sucked her from the hall and into a confusing landscape, one with mammoth abstract crystals thrusting up from the ground. Or were they pointing from the sky? No, from the ground. Disoriented, Emily dropped to her knees and covered her eyes. A sharp whine reached her ears. Risking dizziness, she peered through her fingers.
A featureless being of the whitest white vibrated in the air. Tall and narrow -not thin, NARROW– it advanced. A tear appeared where Emily expected a mouth, allowing a band of blinding light to shoot out. The shriek filled her brain. Closing her eyes and covering her ears, she screamed with the terrifying creature.
A strong hand grasped her shoulder and yanked her backward through the wall and into the studio hall.
Safe in the silence, Emily stared up into a dozen pale faces, their deep brown eyes curious. She whispered to Rabbit: “I think I found another directional door.”
… Tune in tomorrow as Door to Door characters ponder The Big Bang Theory. (That episode is now posted. Click here!)
Readers – Not on Instagram?
That’s okay! I’ll be sharing my Instagram posts daily here on my blogsite AND daily on Facebook at Writer Tracy Brown so you can read them there, too. Make sure you check for a new story every day in October!
What I’ll be doing: I’ll be dropping Emily Swift and crew into a story, a scene, a situation, etc. matching the “TV show of the day” prompt from this challenge. In those posts you can read about Door to Door Paranormal Mystery Characters trying to make it through shows like: The X-Files, Scooby Doo, Bewitched, Stranger Things, Friends, The Twilight Zone, The Office, Law and Order, Miami Vice, Game of Thrones, The X-Factor – and many more!
If you ARE on Instagram, make sure you’re following me at https://www.instagram.com/WriterTracyBrown/ to see the posts there! But again, as long as you check out my blog list or my Writer Tracy Brown page every day, you can read all the short stories without Instagram. 🙂