For today’s Flash Fiction Friday, I’m doing the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers prompt again. You really do need to make it over there if you haven’t done so, yet. It’s a lot of fun. Thank you again to Priceless Joy for this week’s prompt.
This one is a continuation for last weeks’ prompt: The Journey Ahead.
We squeezed through the narrow crevice behind the waterfall and stumbled out into a vast and open valley. I pushed myself ahead of Megan and the children, rifle and machete ready, and scanned as far as my eyes could see in every direction.
I didn’t see it. No, no, no! Where was it? It was supposed to be right here!
“John?”Megan’s voice shook with fear.
“Maybe it’s just behind that clump of trees in the distance.” I pointed west to a line of pines that sat near the edge of distant foothills.
That’s when I saw the boulders. Two in the middle of the valley. My knees hit the ground as fast as my heart hit my stomache.
Not here. Not now. We had come so far. So far.
“John?” Megan asked again. She saw the boulders.
“Turn around. Back through. Go now.”
And the buzzing began to fill the air.
Clocked in at 150 words this time.
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