Flash Fiction · Friday Fictioneers

Disappearance #FridayFictioneers, but on a Sunday

So, I’m a bit late with my story for this week’s Friday Fictioneers, but better late than never, eh? I missed last week’s instalment and was determined not to miss two in a row.

The idea for Friday Fictioneers is simple: see the picture, use it as inspiration for a 100-word piece of flash fiction, post it on your blog, share the link over at Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ website, check out and comment on everyone else’s stories. Easy peasy!

Disappearance

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

‘Over here! I’ve found something!’

‘Where are you? Frankie?’

A green-bereted head popped up from behind the ruined wall. I was picking my way towards her, concentrating on where I put my feet. I looked up but she had disappeared again.

I can’t believe I let her drag me here, I thought. The beach looked far more appealing.

‘Frankie, you’ll have to wait, I can’t keep up!’

I stopped to pick a stone out of my sandal and heard a scuffle and shouts from behind the archway up ahead.

Rushing through, all I found was one green beret.

Word count: 98

A-Z Challenge

Rising to the challenge: the A-Z Blogging Challenge (I hope 🤞)

It’s been a looooong time since I’ve done anything like this but I’m getting back into the flow with my writing so I thought, why not? 🤷‍♀️ All I need is a bit of organisation, a few ideas, the time to post, the time to check out other people’s posts, time to … Wait, hang on a minute …

Well, despite all of that, I’m going for it anyway!

For those unfamiliar with this challenge, it involves posting every day in April (except Sundays, we need a day off, right?), with each post beginning in some way with the letters of the alphabet. So, 1st April is A, 2nd April is B, and so on. For a far more comprehensive explanation you can check out the official Blogging from A to Z April Challenge page.

To kick off my participation in this madness, I mean challenge, this post is part of the big theme reveal. You don’t have to have a theme, but it can help to keep focus and momentum as the month goes on.

So, without further ado, my theme for this year’s challenge is going to be …

My thinking is that they are short and sweet, so won’t take too much time to read. The list of participants is already pretty hefty, so I don’t want my posts taking up too much time when there are so many others to read as well.

This year’s challenge also has added significance because it’ll be the first since the organisers lost their ‘official graphics guy’ from previous challenges, Jeremy Hawkins. As a tribute and to mark his epic contribution to challenges past, the logo for this year features his well-known beard and raised eyebrow. Thank you, Jeremy, for all your efforts!

So, wish me luck and I’ll see you on the 1st April 2022 for my first haiku!

Flash Fiction · Friday Fictioneers

Something in the Woods #FridayFictioneers

Happy Friday everyone! The sun is actually shining this morning and it’s bringing a lovely warmth through the window as I work. And, seeing as it’s Friday, I’ve been working on my latest piece for Friday Fictioneers. Once again, a big thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting.

Each week there’s a picture to use as a prompt for a 100-word piece of flash fiction. Thank you to Lisa Fox for this week’s prompt.

To have a look at the other contributions you can go to the list here. I hope you enjoy this week’s stories!

Something in the Woods

‘Do you think something’s in there?’ asked Cath.

‘Sh! You don’t want it to hear you!’

‘You’re so dramatic, Logan.’

‘I’m careful. There’s a difference.’

‘Whatever. I’m bored now. See you tomorrow.’

‘But, don’t you wanna …’

‘Bye, Logan!’ She crunched off through the woods.

Sitting alone, he felt a chill now his friend had gone. He was determined to see what was in there though, even if he had to wait all night.

Logaaaannnnnn …’

He froze. That didn’t sound like Cath.

Logaaaannnnnn …’

The voice was coming from in front. From the cabin. He jumped up and ran.

Word count: 100