April 30, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features long boards. They can be used in any way you imagine, including a name for sporting equipment. How are they used and who is using them? Go where the prompt leads!
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Rolling his heavy body towards the spot where Clarice had disappeared, Doug rubbed his hand over the long, bare floorboards. A crackling sound of static made the hairs on the back of his hand tingle.
Two floors below, Mike looked down at himself and took a deep breath. Pushing out the air hard, he aimed it towards the long boards just below where his other-self lay.
He watched as the boards started cracking.
Terrified by what the woman had yelled at her, Sophie’s shielded her face as the long floorboards underneath the woman began to make a cracking sound.
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Written in response to the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.
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28 thoughts on “Crack #flashfiction”
This plot just thickens and thickens.
And I have no idea where it’s going, Norah. And now I’ve gone and missed the deadline for this week’s prompt. Fingers crossed nobody notices…much. 😀
Ooh, Hugh. Maybe nurturing wasn’t something akin to these three.
I agree, Norah. It wasn’t something I could have fitted into the story. Let’s hope I can fit in Charli’s next prompt. My fingers are crossed.
Good luck! Or – good writing!
Great use of this week’s prompt!
Thank you, Susan.
Nice story! It was fun to read it.
I am starting my online book club, would you like to be a part of it?
Thank you for your kind offer, but I’m going to have to decline. Good luck with it, though.
I’d say that prompt was spot on for your story Hugh, Hmm, what lurks below the floorboards? ❤
For me, it was one of the easy ones, Debby. I wrote this piece straight away after reading the prompt. Some of the prompts fester for days before ideas come.
No doubts! Great prompt for this story. 🙂
The plot keeps thickening! You still got this, Hugh! 🙂
I hope so, Liesbet. I have no idea where the story is going and if I’ll be able to keep it under control. Yikes.
Maybe a collapse of the floors will bring evrryone together though given the way you think they’ll end up in three separate dungeons! Charli has a lot to answer for with her prompts
I agree she does, Geoff. Charli is in full control of this story with her weekly prompts. Last week’s prompt was the only one I failed on so far.
The suspense continues to build and you worked the long boards into the unfolding scene seamlessly, Hugh.
As soon as I saw the prompt, floorboards came straight to mind, Charli. Having missed last week’s prompt, I didn’t want to let fans of this story down, so I got to writing it straight away.
I don’t know how you continue to be able to do this. Especially with such diverse prompts.
Neither do I, Donna. Last week’s prompt totally stumped me, but I had ideas straight away when I read this week’s prompt.
I’m glad you’re still enjoying this continuing story.
Man, those are some scary floorboards with way too much energy!
Good one, Hugh! Happy Friday!
Thank you, Susie. Have a lovely weekend.
You are amazing me over and over again how you manage to keep your story going using the prompt word and it always works out and makes me want to know more.
That’s so good to hear, Erika. Last week’s prompt stumped me. I was determined not to allow this week’s prompt get the better of me.
You were absoliutely successful, Hugh 😄
Curiouser and curioser…