Flash Fiction Friday: A Riverside Picnic


Here’s my Flash Fiction For Aspiring Writer’s entry this week! Thanks to The Storyteller’s Abode for the photo.

The scream sheared through the river’s whispered babble.

“Molly!” Wren leaped to his feet and the echoed cry bounced off the surrounding mountains.

“Wren?” Morgana yelled when he shot out along the river. Only his stream of blue light told her what direction he ran.

Wren reached the spring north of where they had set the picnic. They had left Molly here to give her time. Time to understand what she was now. It was where he wrestled with becoming a light walker.

“Molly!” he screamed and scanned the horizon.

“Wren, please no, Wren.”

He hadn’t heard Morgana arrive. She was a wind walker. No one heard her unless she wanted them to. She was kneeling down in the river with something gold clutched in her hands.

Wren jogged to her and fell to his knees when he saw the golden pocket watch in her hands.

“He’s back.” Morgana whispered.


I’m on a superpower kick right now, not sure why. It’s fun, though. I hope you enjoyed the story!

I came in right at 150 words. Right on the mark! Woohoo!

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Have a great weekend.


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14 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Friday: A Riverside Picnic”

    1. Understand! It’s hard to grasp what is going on in such few words. Basically, two people with supernatural powers have a daughter with powers now just starting. They went to have a picnic and to help her figure out what she was becoming. Of course, people with supernatural powers tend to have nasty enemies – and so the enemy snatched the daughter away. Now the question is, what happens next? 🙂 Thanks for reading, and for asking!

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  1. A creative and fast-moving piece Russell. I like the idea that the daughter, Molly, is just beginning to realise her super powers, and the ending is excellent – a definite cliffhanger. Whoever it it that’s come back, he sounds like someone not to be trifled with.


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