Welcome to a second edition of Friday Fictioneers. I am now two for two. Woot woot! This one is also coming in at an even 100 word count – yay! If you’re unfamiliar with Friday Fictioneers, it’s when writers take on the challenge of writing a 100 word story, poem, haiku, based on a photo prompt. The picture is posted on Wednesday and on Friday we share our stories and links. It’s a lot of fun and I invite you jump in and join us. Click on the link and head on over to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog, take a look around and decide if it’s right for you.
I’m going to apologize up front because I already know I will fail miserably at visiting other posts and blogs today, as well as over the next week. Men will be tearing apart my house in the early morning tomorrow and I’m frantically packing things up so that my furniture can be moved bright and early upon their arrival. I’m getting new carpet. Yay! It’s not a lot of fun packing up china cabinets and book cases, or everything the kids’ rooms, plus dismantling their bunk beds, but it will be worth it. When they leave late Saturday, I need to put everything back and start packing for my trip. There’s little time to breathe in the middle. It’s crazy!
Now on to the good stuff…flash fiction!
The Frozen Unknown
Bursting through the door, Carl ran down the slope. Why did kids always ignore the posted signs?
“Hey! It’s not safe here!” he yelled.
Fits of laughter exploded as children ran in every direction. Can’t they see the cracks? They flirt with danger, not understanding the gravity of their actions.
Carl walked the length of their scattered tracks, tracing the spider veins at his feet. Kneeling, he brushed the snow aside revealing the hard iced lake beneath. The surface was cloudy, but clear enough to see within its depth. Still there, her frozen face stared up at him, unblinking.
Mood music to set the tone. I recommend you read the story before hitting play.
I’ve never walked on a frozen lake that wasn’t man-made. Have you enjoyed such wonders? Ever ice skated on one?
To enjoy more flash fiction by other great writers click on the link. Thanks for stopping by. Ciao.
Happy weekend readers!
I recently saw a mock-up of the new blog design and WOW am I excited. Laird is one amazing lady. Now to get my book published! 🙂