Wednesday, April 4, 2018

A to Z: D - Den & Dark

My A to Z Challenge: Flash fiction written using two words and a photo for inspiration. How did I chose the words? First I brought up a noun list for each letter, then averted my eyes, scrolled the mouse down, stopped and double-clicked. That was the word! The second word was chosen the same way but from a dictionary list of words.
NOTE: Photos are from free to use photo sites such as Pixabay.com and Morguefile.com. No attribution necessary.



He had to find a place to get away. Some place dark, some place they wouldn't search,  someplace they would never find him. Keeping low, he scanned the area, searching. He took a few steps, looked around, and took a few steps more. He was running out of time.

Then he spied it, the perfect spot to hide. He didn't know how long he would have to stay there but he was prepared to wait them out. He heard distant voices and raced to the spot. He peered inside then hurled himself into the darkness, unaware of what dangers might await inside.

Curling up like the little bugs that lived in his basement, he wrapped his arms around his legs and thought about his predicament. It had started as fun, just a game they said. But it changed when they came after him. He had panicked and run. Their taunts followed him and their laughter turned mean.

He slept for a bit, cozy in his hiding place.  Rubbing his eyes, he listened for any sounds of pursuit but heard nothing. As he edged closer to the outside he heard it. 

"Michael David Douglas! You get your butt down here right now. Everyone's seated, dinner's on the table and your father is hungry."


Stay Calm and Read Flash Fiction!

  


14 comments:

  1. Congratulations on a great A to Z challenge. Writing 26 flash fiction pieces. Wow. My hat is off to you!

    Have fun!

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    1. Thanks, Yolanda. I am enjoying getting back into flash writing and look forward to another WEP challenge soon! (Have to miss April...)

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  2. How fun! You have a nice sense of suspense. I love the idea of random word choices.

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    1. Thanks, Laura. I have some interesting combinations coming up. Will be fun to see what comes out of my typing!

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  3. Enjoyed this piece. I didn't realize it was a child until the end, so good suspense! @mirymom1 from
    Balancing Act

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    1. Perfect! That was what I was hoping for...

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  4. Nice, fun reveal at the end. I wouldn't have thought that it was a kid all along.

    D is for Dependant

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    1. That's what I was looking for...glad it worked!

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  5. I thought he'd find a fox family in the den and we'd learn that he was a rabbit. Much happier ending!

    Emily In Ecuador | Dolphins - Puerto Lopez

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    1. I try to stay away from writing from an animal's perspective...but it can be fun.

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  6. I was waiting for a sinister ending, haha ... you surprise me every time.
    www.hesterleynel.co.za

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  7. I am a big fan of flash fiction it is more challenging than people would think. Love your ending!
    https://moondustwriter.com/2018/04/05/education-children-atozchallenge/

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    1. It can be very challenging...I finally finished the letter N today and now struggling with O. Thanks so much for stopping by and reading! Hope you'll be back!

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