In The Shadows – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction photo Prompt!

Hello all !

As always life here is very hectic. I don’t know why I think it will ever be any different, but I can hope. However, it is that time of the week where I get to see what photo prompt our wonderful hostess Rochelle Wisoff-Fields has picked for us. And what a fab photo it is! i had lot’s of ideas for this weeks flash fiction, but this is what I settled on.

I hope you enjoy it!

PHOTO PROMPT © Stephen Baum

PHOTO PROMPT © Stephen Baum

In the Shadows.

   By Heidi Busby Brown.

The underpass looms ahead, the street light casts an orange glow before melting into the shadows.

I shouldn’t be here.

            ‘Please don’t…’ A voice calls out from the dark.

            The sound of my footsteps echo around me as I race forwards.

 A woman lies crumpled and beaten on the dirt floor. Kneeling down next to her I see a knife handle protruding from her stomach.

I notice her eyes widen, staring over my shoulder.

I tense, my fingers grasp the smooth handle.

I’m yanked backwards, she grunts as the momentum pulls the knife free.

I swing round aiming high, my arm shudders as the knife meets its mark.

 ‘I’m sorry.’

I close my eyes and take a deep breath in, counting to five, release to five.

It’s been two years since I saved the woman and murdered a serial rapist/ killer.

I’m a hero.

I pull the new switch blade out of my coat pocket.

Then I wait in the shadows, just as my Dad taught me.


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Hide and Seek – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction Photo Prompt !

Hello all !

We are in the midst of a wonderful heat wave here. But I must confess that I’m stuck inside and feel like I’m melting, slowly becoming one with my office chair. If only I had a swimming pool and young scantily clad men serving me cocktails, just think how productive I could be! I can but dream. 🙂

It’s that time of week again where we are given a photo prompt and have to come up with a piece of flash fiction, no more than 100 words. Thank you to our fantastic host Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who runs the Friday Fictioneers and has given us another fab photo to work with.

PHOTO PROMPT - © Jean L. Hays

PHOTO PROMPT – © Jean L. Hays

Hide and Seek

By Heidi Busby Brown

‘Count to one hundred this time Harry!’  I squeal.

He turns around, ‘one, two…’

I run with my dolly tucked under my arm.

I climb up into the open boot of one of the old graffiti covered cars and giggle.

The floor is scratchy and I wriggle around trying to get comfortable.

The boot crashes down.

It won’t open.

Tears spill down my cheeks and drip onto the plastic head of my dolly.

‘Row, row, row your boat…’  I sing it over and over again.

‘Phoebe!’  Harry scoops me up in his arms, ‘I’ve found her!’  People in uniforms surround us and I see my Mum pushing through the crowd.

‘You always find me Harry.’ I whisper before I fall asleep.

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