Here’s this week’s entry in the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers challenge. Enjoy!
The floodwaters rose and tore away the land all around them. Trapped. They were trapped.
Kristen spun, searching for an escape. The wind snapped the trees disappeared. The little hilltop was an island now, and it was disappearing.
Papa held her screaming. Mama was searching the sides of the hill and Kristen could tell she had a plan.
“Kristen!” Mama shouted, but Kristen barely heard her above the storm.
She hopped over to mama’s side.
“Grab your brothers and hold them so papa can help me.”
The boys buried themselves in Kristen’s embrace and papa took hold of one end of the nearby fence while mama held the other. They rocked it back and forth until it free.
In moments, they had torn their shirts off, made strips, and tied uprooted trees underneath the fence.
“Get on,” mama said and everyone sat on the makeshift raft.
“Now what?” Kristen yelled.
“Now, we wait. And we hold on to each other,” papa said.
And the storm raged on.
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So sorry that I haven’t posted this week. This and that and some other excuse and a sheepish grin.
A couple of notes, though. That great idea I had about doing a book for Compassion International? Well, that didn’t pan out the way I had planned. However, I am still going to try and put something together that will benefit Compassion. I updated the original post to mention it. Stay tuned for more news on that front.
What about you? How has your week been? And those projects you’re working on, how are they progressing?
I’d love to hear about it.
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