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!

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