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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Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to read my offering for this week. Feel free leave a comment, I love to hear what you think!

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