This week marks my first time participating in the Friday Fictioneers prompt hosted by author Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. I’ve been eying it for a few weeks now, but I wanted to wait until I had the website transition complete. I’m so excited to be part of this community.
Flash fiction, or telling a story in limited words, usually 1500 words or less, has been a great friend of mine as an exercise tool. I love writing snippets of stories when I’m stuck in one of my larger writing projects. It gives me time to breathe new characters into my soul to clean house of the cobwebs that come with working on the same story for several months.
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However, 100 words? This micro fiction format is new to me. I’m looking forward to the weekly challenge to create a complete story – beginning, middle, and end – all in less than one-sixth the length of a typical blog post. (For the record, I’m eight words over.)
Friday Fictioneers for 24 March 2017
This week’s prompt can be found here. Thanks to J. Hardy Carroll for providing the photo.
Read more great fiction from other participants here.
by Stephanie Pitcher Fishman
The leaves were like cannons blasting under my feet as I ran through the trees, blood trailing behind me from the cracks in my soles. That smell was going to lead them straight to me.
The fear in me was deafening even though the rest of the woods were silent. All I could hear was shouting men and barking dogs. Those sounds coming from the slave catchers right behind me was the only thing that scared me more than the house behind the iron fence.
What if the whispers were wrong? It had to be one of them stations if my baby was to have a chance.
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