Shielding #flashfiction

April 9, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that declares, shield your face. It can be a knight of old, a doctor, or a senior citizen. What is the circumstance? Who makes the declaration? Go where the prompt leads!

If you’d like to read the whole story so far, click on ‘The Newlyweds‘ on the menu bar at the top of my blog.

As the screaming woman continued yelling, the head on the body besides her rose and turned towards Sophie.

“Shield your face,” it yelled, “don’t allow her to take control.”


Two floors above, Doug was stunned by Clarice’s words. “Sophie poisoned me?” he demanded. Tears formed in the corner of his eyes, forcing him to shield his face from Clarice.


Two floors below, having collapsed to the floor, the shooting pains Mike experienced abruptly stopped. As he continued to look up, he watched as a bright light took the place of the woman’s face, forcing him to shield his eyes.

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Image credit: Charli Mills

Written in response to the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.

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35 thoughts on “Shielding #flashfiction

    1. Thanks, Debby. It’s becoming a bit of a novella, and I have no idea when it’s going to end. I’m glad I now have the whole story (so far) available to read on my blog. We’ll have to wait and see how far the story goes. I wonder if I’ll know when to write ‘The End’ on it?

      1. I think you will know. But also, you can revise it as a novella when it’s done, explaining how the story originated, but edited to tailor as a novella, expanded from the original 99 word original version. Kind of like a rough draft for the story?

        1. Sounds good, Debby. I’ll definitely keep it all in mind. I’ve just seen this week’s prompt from Charli, so my mind is already working on the next part of the story.

    1. I’m so glad you’re enjoying this little story of mine which is turning into a bit of a novella, Cher.
      More next week, as soon as Charli has announced the next prompt.
      Hugs to you.

    1. Well, you gave me the idea for that new link to the whole story when you mentioned adding the prompt to the post, Liesbet. So, thank you for that. Now I just need to find out if there is a way to create a pingback to The Newlyweds ‘page’. I’m working on it, but may need to seek some help some the Happiness Engineers.

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