Danger #flashfiction

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!

Image credit: Charli Mills

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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.

You can click here to read the first part of this story and follow the links back to this part.

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

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Click here to join other writers participating in the challenge.

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29 thoughts on “Danger #flashfiction

  1. 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

    1. 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.

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