Tuesday, April 1, 2014

#AtoZchallenge: Arriba or Above

Arriba (Spanish) ~ Above (English)
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The two girls sat on the park bench, sharing their friendship, chatting and warming their bodies in the bright sunlight.

Emily and Sara had been best friends since kindergarten but they were complete opposites with Emily being the pragmatic, grounded one whereas Sara had always been more flighty and imaginative.

"I keep feeling like I'm being watched."

Emily snorted, "You mean like when we were twelve and you thought that clown was following you?"

Sara smiled, "Okay, that was funny but seriously, this has been going on for a while, I just didn't want to bug you. I keep seeing something out of the corner of my eye and feeling like someone or something else is there."

Emily hugged her whispering, "You've always had a very vivid imagination, you know it's really nothing."

"Maybe so," Sara sighed.

They leaned back on the bench, quietly reflective, eyes closed as they soaked up the sun.

They never saw the approach from above, never heard the beating wings, never expected the attack.


My theme is 10x10.
A maximum of ten sentences, a minimum of 100 words.
Read my 2012 A-Z Story Book for FREE


36 comments:

  1. It seems like a nice start to a story. Now I am curious which bird attacked them!

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  2. Oo, you have my interest already! I shall be back tomorrow, no fear. :)

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    1. Taking me a bit of work to get back into the flash fiction world after writing three novels. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  3. Ooh eerie, good to see you back :)

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    1. Definitely good to be back...been too long since I wrote any flash!

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  4. How wonderfully mysterious. Your knack for sneaking up on the reader is uncanny. Looking forward to the rest of your alphabet. Aloha.
    Gail visiting for AtoZ

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    1. Thank you, Gail. Now off to visit your blog! So many wonderful sites participating this year!

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  5. Seagull? Bird of Prey? Pterodactyl? Intriguing.

    Posting on behalf of Untethered Realms

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    1. So many choices....LOL! Thanks for stopping by Ellie. Heading over to your blog now. ;)

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  6. Hi Donna. Great to see you've not lost your touch. Great story.

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    1. Hey there friend! Long time, no chat. Going to be a fun A-Z this year. Loving finding old friends and making new ones.

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  7. Stopping by for the first day of the #challenge. Hope you meet new blogging friends during the month. Writing is my thing too! Amazing how all these social media supports for the writer keep us from writing.:) I loved the challenge last year. If you have time come and see me.

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    1. Welcome, Stepheny, glad you found my blog. Your theme sounds really interesting. I'll be watching for your first post (and the ones to follow).

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  8. I would love to see the rest of that short story! Well done Donna!

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    1. I know, everyone said that about many of my 2012 A-Z stories. Too many stories and not enough time. LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. What a great way to spend the challenge. Returning your visit, and I'll be back for sure.

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    1. Thanks, Melanie. Hope you enjoy the rest of my little stories!

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  10. My curiousity is burning after reading the ending. Great story and I will return for more.
    http://www.writer-way.blogspot.com

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    1. Looking forward to your feelings about the rest of the stories. Isn't this fun!!!

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  11. What a fun--and challenging--idea. Look forward to your flashes!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Melisse!

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  12. Nice short, Donna. Quick and scary.

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    1. Hola! Glad to see you popping in...not all the stories will be scary but many might be. LOL!

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  13. Nice scene. I look forward to see what come up with tomorrow.
    Elizabeth @ www.scribblinginthestorageroom.wordpress.com

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    1. Every day is a challenge for sure...I've written thru E and am working on F today. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. This has got to be a true challenge. I wish you all the best for it. Loved this short. I could imagine a dive bombing raven from Hitchcock's The Birds lol

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    http://caringforaveteran.wordpress.com
    http://writebackwards.we3dements.com

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    1. It can definitely be a challenge...especially when I try to go for the surprise twist at the end. I'll keep on working through them!

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  15. Eeeek! Aerial attack!
    And I know it's NOT a bird... *shudders*

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  16. HI, Donna,

    INTRIGUING... Nice set up!

    Thanks for dropping in on me yesterday. Great to meet you! See you again soon!

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    1. Thanks for the return visit, Michael. I will be visiting your blog as often as possible. It's on my reader list!

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  17. Eeek! Okay, I'm hooked. You'll see me tomorrow for sure.

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    1. Glad to have you hooked...hope you continue to enjoy the shorts!

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    1. Shyam, what a wonderful name! Thank you for stopping by, will be visiting your blog for sure!

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