Flash Fiction Friday: Purple Rocks


Here is this week’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers‘ challenge. Enjoy!

Ben sat on his launches and swept off his ball cap. He wiped a handkerchief over his face and muttered.

“It’s bad, isn’t it dad?” little Johnny stood at a distance with his sister Mary in his arms.

Ben pulled his cap back on and looked toward the horizon.

“But, they could just be purple rocks, right? It doesn’t have to….”

“Look at the grasshopper, Johnny.” Ben pointed to the bug in front of him. “It hasn’t moved. Not for a long time.” He walked back to the children.

“Are we trapped?” Johnny handed Mary over to his dad.

Ben didn’t answer. He looked back at the woods behind them. There had to be another way. Megan drew the map, told them where to meet her. No one still living knew this land better than her. But, that was the problem, the land wasn’t the same anymore. Purple rocks that froze its victims was just one danger. How did he know she made it out all right?

“Where’s mommy?” Mary squirmed in his arms.

“Not far, love. Not far now.”

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