It’s #FlashFriday again, and the #FridayFictioneers are writing stories in 100 words or less! You, too, can participate or even check out some of the other participants’ stories at Madison Woods’ blog, if you’d like.
Okay, so here is Madison’s inspiration photo for this week, though it doesn’t necessarily have to be used:
And here is my story! (100 words, again.)
Lois paused along the riverbed, noticing a group of ducks wading in the shallow water. Feathers dotted the path before her, though further ahead the pebbles were blanketed with them. Hundreds maybe.
“That…can’t be good.”
A broad shadow then swept over the area. Ducks scattered into the air as a colossal pelican swooped down, scooping up a mouthful of the slowest.
He settled onto the pebbles, ingesting his meal whole before eyeing Lois.
She swore it was grinning.
It gave a harrowing, hair-ripping shriek.
Lois’ eyes bulged. “That is not natural.”
When it darted towards her, she ran.