Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #74

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FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from Google Hub Photo Frame.77166850-13AB-49F8-B9C9-28FD591962CF(For the visually challenged writer, the image shows large rocks and a single tree extending out from the shore, with the moon hanging low in the evening sky reflected in the calm sea waters)

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It was a test!

I was sure that I would drown once I stepped off the rocks as I was no swimmer. But to save myself from certain death I was going to risk it.

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50 Words Thursday # 80

Deb Whitman is the host of 50 Words Thursday this week

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50-word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

I’m looking forward to what these prompts inspire, so here’s the picture:

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And the words:

You don’t need to know what you’re escaping from to become a fugitive.” ― Bella Pollen, Midnight Cactus

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Day: 1014

He looked longingly at the view through the skylight. He kept the count of days he had been here. But why he was here, it was a vague memory. The fact that he had chosen his own prison was a thing of the past now. He was here and he was safe that was all that mattered. Sometimes you don’t need to know what you’re escaping from to become a fugitive!

Suddenly he heard the door open and a vaguely familiar man entered.

“Congratulations Howard you have achieved your goal. It is time for you to go home”

“Home?

Isn’t this my home?”

Howard asked the familiar stranger.

“Oh no, this is the rehab facility that you booked yourself in to get over your addiction issues. Our medical team has confirmed that you’re finally over the addictive behavior that brought you here”

Howard just looked at him, confused.

150 Words

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #72

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FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from Davidoasa at Pixabay.com.F3D75BFB-5037-4AFF-A897-E9EC9D1A82F9(For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows an interior corner with light shining through columns)

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He just stood at the corner stunned. Was this it?

Was this the sign he was asking for, waiting for?

Unable to believe his eyes, he turned towards his companion, “are you seeing this Walter?”

“What’s this, exactly? ” Walt said a bit cautiously.

“This holy light coming through the columns,” Jeremy said excitedly.

“Sorry to disillusion you but this is not “holy” light. The church had installed modern lights because this part of the corridor was too dark. But don’t feel bad my friend, many people have mistaken it for a sign from above as well!”

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #71

FandangoFiction

FFFCWelcome to Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.

The image below is from Pixabay at Pexels.75CC2C96-B3F2-4D65-A2B6-971C47D3C999(For the visually challenged writer, the image is of a lantern overlooking bushes and field in the background)

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Sophie took a tentative step into the dark garden when she spotted a source of light. As she approached the tree near the border, she saw the lantern hanging from it.

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(Inspired by my love of Victorian fiction)

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Photo Challenge #320

Nekneeraj is the host of Photo Challenge

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What a blundering fool agent X was. John saw the cassette in the envelope left at the secret drop zone and he was irked at seeing this outdated device. What was he supposed to do now! Get a cassette player from some antique dealer and play it to get the message?

The envelope in his had started to feel hot and before John could react or decipher the meaning of this new development, a loud bang was heard with a bright flash of light.

Only a deep charred hole remained where John was standing.

Agent X was a double agent, working for whoever paid the highest!

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #70

FandangoFiction

FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from Fandango at fivedotoh.com8962495D-87C6-409B-A810-808737FC5FED(For the visually challenged writer, the image is of passengers in a dining car on a train)

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So many people sitting together yet most were oblivious of the others around them. Their eyes avoiding each other, their smiles vacant and mind preoccupied.

Cathy looked around and wondered, did they know what was going to happen in a few moments?

She knew, and try as hard as she may, there was no way that she could avoid being on this train at this given time. She had gone back in time so many times to change her fate but she always ended up in this particular train on this day.

She knew there was going to be a horrific crash in the next few minutes, killing everyone present.

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #68 – The odd house

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FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.

The image below is from darksouls1 at Pixabay.com.7A5E5820-E078-4C37-98B9-8094A3BD4E64(For the visually challenged writer, the image is of a creepy-looking stone cottage immediately adjacent to waterfalls from rocky cliffs)

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50 Words Thursday # 74

Deb Whitman is the host of 50 Words Thursday this week.

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.
  • So here’s the picture:
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The Mystery Box

And the words:

“The third month, when the box arrived, was very tricky indeed.” – Douglas Adams, Almost Harmless

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I should never have accepted the delivery. But how was I supposed to know!

The first two months went quietly, but the third month, when the box arrived, was very tricky indeed. There was rattling sounds that the box emanated and it created a feeling of undue curiosity in anyone who saw it. The only thing that stopped people from opening it was the big, old fashioned lock on it.

The catastrophe occurred when Johnny found a way to force open the box….

The imps locked in all escaped to wreak havoc on all the people of that unfortunate town.

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Word count: 100

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Three Line Tales, Week 226

Welcome to Week 226 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales, week 226: danger, do not enterphoto by Raúl Nájera via Unsplash

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #67- The storefront

Fandango

FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from Joshua Koblin at Unsplash.com.C1F0F46C-990F-42E0-9C1D-BE749FDDA7DA(For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of storefront with its windows and doors covered over with newspapers)

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The store was closed for renovations since last few weeks. It was rumored that a new high-end chain was going to open their outlet in this location. Much fanfare and publicity were expected as well.

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She couldn’t wrap her head around the whole thing. She told a friend about it. And next day both of them were at the storefront, reading the news from the papers stuck to the glass. The date was a week from then. The news, tells of a massive earthquake that had killed thousands in Japan.

Sam was sure no one would believe her if she told them what she thought.

She was in a quandary!

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