May 14, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that answers the question, “What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you are in absolute danger?” Go where the prompt leads!
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As the sound of cracking floorboards got louder, Sophie remembered what Doug had told her should she ever find herself in danger. Run for your life.
As Mike felt the foul-smelling breath of his other-self hit his body, he put his army training into good use. Rolling his body away from the cracking floorboards, he watched, stunned, as the floorboards rose, instead of falling.
Two floors above, a strange feeling of being in danger germinated in Doug’s head. He had to get up and run for his life, but something or somebody seemed to be holding down his legs.
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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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Isn’t it great when the prompt fits perfectly …
It is. It’s a writer’s dream.
Perfect flash for your story Hugh, now, what? Will Doug be able to escape or is this all an illusion? Hoping it’s a telling prompt next week. 🙂 xx
So do I, Debby. I’ve only missed two of the prompts so far. I think this is episode 16 (I’ll have to check). My fingers are crossed that I won’t miss any more of the prompts, although we’re going to have to leave this story at some point.
By then you’ll have a nice story line draft. 🙂
Physical danger adds a whole new element to the story, Hugh. Nicely done!
Thank you, Terri. This weeks prompt was easily fitted into the story. I just hope whatever danger they are all in, they’ll all survive.
Yikes! What a cliffhanger! Definitely lots of danger, Hugh.
I’m a big fan of cliffhangers. Keeps the reader wanting to know more, although I’ve no idea what the next prompt is. I hope it fits into the story.
I’m sure you’ll figure it out, Hugh. That imagination of yours works overtime. 🙂 Happy Monday.
It sure does, especially during these strange time, Diana.
So pleased the prompt worked for you, Hugh. Danger averted.
Indeed, Norah. This was a prompt that was fast-tracked into words.
And well done.
Now what caused the cracking floorboards…? I hope the next prompt will provide some insights. Still enjoying your ever-evolving story, Hugh!
So do I, Liesbet. Thanks so much for sticking with the story. I’m still enjoying the journey it’s taking me on.
Well, you managed that prompt effortlessly and increased the suspense. I especially like Mike’s response to his Army training. Well done!
Thank you. It’s what I call swings and roundabouts with the prompts, Charli. Since the beginning of the year, only two have defeated me so far.
This story gets more and more suspenseful. Brilliantly written!
Thank you, Donna. I’m glad you’re still enjoying it.
Nice addition to the story.
Of course 🙏
Excellent addition, Hugh