Today is Flash Fiction Friday and I thought I’d tackle it with a little help from Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. If you’ve still not made it over there to take part, what are you waiting for? Priceless Joy hosts and this really is a lot of fun. Bonus is that this can help get your creative juices flowing and get you writing!
“Are we almost there?” Bobby called out weakly. The children shuffled across the bridge with sluggish, plodding steps.
“Yes, dear. Almost. Come, children. Almost there.” Megan answered. She kept her voice cheerful, upbeat, but I could see the exhaustion in her eyes.
How long had it been? Days? Weeks?
I wipe the sweat from my brow. Could it really have been weeks since it happened? Since everything went…no, I don’t want to think about it.
The mist from the waterfall kisses my skin. So good. It had been so long.
Everyone plods ahead of me. I keep my eyes peeled. I haven’t heard anything behind us in awhile.
Shelter ahead. We’re almost there. We’ll be safe.
We’ll be safe.
I clocked in at 120 words for this week’s prompt. It was fun. Hope you enjoy and that you’ll go and check out others who attempted this.
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