Howdy, folks. Got a new flash story for ya! This time it’s only 99 words long. (I swear I’m getting better.) Though, no Kitty this time. I don’t want to be cruel to her just yet.
I think this one feels more open-ended than the last image, so my story reflects that.
Hope you enjoy!
Sweating, panting, she came to a narrow road. Behind her stretched desert, before her an abrupt forest whose uncanny flora seemed to swallow the sunset sky. A peculiar contrast, to be sure.
Trees promised water, however.
So she trudged onward, onward, onward…the moon stalking her from above.
A rippling illumination appeared at last. She surged ahead, though cumbersome feet sent her to her knees. So she crawled until her trembling hands met tranquil, wet coolness.
As she lapped desperately the forest creaked about her. The pool turned black, moonlight disappearing.
She turned slowly and…the road was gone.