March 28, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about disappearance. It can be an event, act, or subtle theme. Who or what disappears? Does it fade or explode? Can it be explained or experienced? Go where the prompt leads! Click here for more details.
The Last Of Adam – by Hugh W. Roberts
Adam watched time disappear, but he also witnessed his life slowly disappearing.
“Where am I? Why can’t I see?” he bearly whispered.
The final thing Adam remembered was being a passenger in his girlfriend’s new car. She’d just passed her driving test. Had the truck been on the wrong side of the road?
The faint sound of sobbing and two familiar voices began to disappear gradually.
“Are you sure he’s dead, mother?”
“No, but it won’t take long. Adam will never escape from the coffin we’ve buried him in,” she said, looking down at the grave. “You’re safe again.”
Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.
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42 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Friday – The Last Of Adam”
Smoley Hokes Hugh!
I did not see that coming.
Well written & devastatingly delivered.
Thanks, Gary. Glad you enjoyed it.
Yikes. What did Adam do to deserve a twist like this?
That is the burning question. But I think Adam’s girlfriend and mother could be far more dangerous.
Oh my, that’s definitely a Hugh story. Creepy and scary.
I’m glad you thought so. Thanks, Norah.
Was mother sitting in the back seat? Mmm…clobbered him across the back of the head. I wonder who’s safe from who now? Nice one Hugh!
Exactly, Gloria! I wonder who is still safe? Of course, we’ve no idea what Adam did to his girlfriend. But whatever it was, her mother did not like it.
I love when you don’t know either Hugh. 😅
I wonder if she will really be safe now. He’s a goner, for sure.
She may well be safe, but I feel scared for any people that come into her life.
I’d feel sorry for Adam, but I think he might have deserved such an end. Love your twists, Hugh!
Thank you, Charli.
Definitely a creepy tale here, Hugh!
Thanks, Terri. Glad you thought so. One of my worse nightmares is being buried alive in a coffin.
Oooh. That’s so creepy, Hugh. Yikes. Great horror story.
WOW! That gives me the chills! Great story, Hugh
Thank you, Miss Judy. Glad you enjoyed it.
Safe from the girlfriend, LOL?
Perhaps. But she’s still out there. And so is her mother.
Someone has to dig this guy up, maybe the guy he dated before this appallingly gruesome girl…
I guess that’s a whole different story, but I wonder why her mother told her she was safe now?
Hmmm…. Guess you’ll have to keep writing 🙂
Even you Hugh. Buried alive? Maybe? Shudders….
My worst nightmare after being eaten by a snake, Geoff.
Yep I’m with you there…
That really creeps me out, Hugh 😱
I hope it doesn’t spoil your weekend, Cathy. Happy weekend.
Not at all, Hugh. Happy weekend to you too.
Oh, he might not have expected that when he got in that car.
I don’t think he did. Even though that truck was not on the wrong side of the road, it was still a journey to death.
What a nightmare….
An interesting twist here.
You’re welcome Hugh
You do morbid so well, Hugh! 🙂
Perhaps it should be my second name, Liesbet. The thought of being buried alive terrifies me.