GabyVaughn challenged me to write something based on belcath1981's picture "Catching Shadows..." After thinking for awhile, I imagined it to be a sort of "ghost story" shadow kids told at sleepovers or "around the campfire."
Ever been scared when you've walked in the woods,
Convinced there's a horrible snatcher?
Shadowlettes, listen closely, gather 'round
Hear the tale of the Shadow Catcher.
Not long ago, and not too far away
Shadows thought that the forest was good.
A place to play, explore and have fun
They should have been wary of the woods.
One summer evening, some Noondays thought they’d
enjoy a nice stroll but they strayed.
Far from the path, they gasped when they saw
A sort-of a girl with long braids
She stretched out her net and started to run
The Noondays were no match for her rage
On four legs she was much quicker than them
And the Noondays ended up in her cage
Those poor little Noondays, just wanting some fun
were never heard from again.
Other Shadows have fallen prey to her grasp
She can show up, you never know when
Longrays, Midlights, Noondays, even the Gloam
None are safe from Catcher’s net
She hides out in the forest, quiet but quick
She’s never missed snatching prey yet
So next time you go out into the trees
If you hear sounds, remember, it’s true
That lurking out there with her horrible net
Is the Shadow Catcher coming for you!