Figment – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

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Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the little frog. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.


Image © Susan Eames. Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Susan Eames’ permission.


Figment

There he is again.

Is he a ghost? An apparition? I‘ve no idea.

All I know is that he isn’t real–not corporeal, I mean. That’s what it’s called, isn’t it?

At first he just appeared at sunset, barely more than a shadow.

That’s changed last week. Now he’s always there, whenever I look at that spot, under that tree, where my daughter died. What does it mean?

He turns around. It’s you. Blood’s dripping from your hands, and from your chest wound. I’ll have to add more top soil to that spot. And get rid of the knife.

(99 words)

 


I pledge

I’ve been insanely busy lately. Then an annoying cold knocked me off my feet. Back to normal now.

 

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64 thoughts on “Figment – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

    1. I’m glad it gave you chills. Doesn’t everyone have a dark side? I’m usually a sucker for happy endings but I find that I need to torture my characters more. This is the perfect place to practise. 🙂

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  1. Mother love can be very fierce. That man’s days were numbered from the moment he hurt her daughter. I guess the grief for her daughter far outweighs any fear she feels about the non-corporeal manifestation…(Corporeal is a lovely word – thank you for reminding me of it!)

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          1. I made up for five months of no social life by going to two social events yesterday (a baby shower and a dinner with friends), involving eating and drinking and socializing nonstop from 2 pm to 9 pm, having stayed up late the previous evening (Friday night) for a movie in the park with friends (and more eating and drinking and carrying on). Now I am in denial that I might be showing cold symptoms myself…. NO! No time to be sick!

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