Sometimes the Night Calls

I can tell by the way the wind is blowing that something is on the way.

I’m drawn to the window.  Pulling aside the curtain, the room is bathed in soft moonlight.  I open the window to the cool summer night.  The wind takes my breath as it caresses my face.  There is a scent of something unknown in the air.

I’m agitated.  It’s like I have an itch, but it’s under my skin and I can’t get to it.   I rub my arms chasing away a shiver.

Although chilled, I linger.  I need to drink in the night, to experience it, to be part of it.  Sometimes the night calls me.

I breath deeply and another fragrance comes to me.  This scent I know.  This scent is welcome.  I smile; remembering.

I turn from the window and cross the room to the bed.  My gown falls to the floor and I lay naked on the cool sheets.  The wait won’t be long now.  He’ll be here soon.

The scent is now in the room, surrounding me; washing over me.  The raw scent of earth and copper.  His scent.  I close my eyes, breathing deeply.

When I open my eyes, they meet his gaze as he walks toward me.  I turn from him, baring my flesh, waiting for the sweet sting of immortality.

Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She's had a successful blog with a growing and loyal following for more than 5 years. Penny has written articles for Counseling Directory .org, Introvert Dear .com, and WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published on Ariel Chart, a monthly online Journal, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society and a member of All Poetry .com Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 by Z Publishing. She is currently working on her first novel. You can find more of her writings on her blog at: and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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20 Responses to Sometimes the Night Calls

  1. A brilliant piece, Penny. Well done!


  2. Truly sublime writing. The anticipation is a delight.


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  4. Michael says:

    Ooh feels like there’s more to tell indeed


  5. Roda says:

    Beautiful imagery!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I adore this so much, I have read it three times! Who is he? What is he?! Oh the questions!!!

    Fix Me In Forty Five



  7. Linda Mims says:

    Great imagery, Penny!


  8. Linda Mims says:

    “The sweet sting of immortality”? Let me guess. Great imagery!


  9. WaltPage says:

    This is awesome! Very well written! Leaves me wondering who and what he is. 😊💛


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