Don’t worry, this is rated PG. I’m not that kind of writer, heh.
It’s #FlashFriday again, and the #FridayFictioneers are writing and sharing their 100-word stories over at Madison Woods’ blog. Check out some of their stories or even share one of your own!
Mine is–big surprise–100 words exactly, again. It was a tough one and I still feel like I couldn’t find the right words to explain things the way I wanted to, but it is what it is. Here’s the inspiration image Madison shared for this week:
I’ve noticed I take a fairly straightforward approach to interpreting these images setting-wise, only I like to infuse some sort of fantasy element. Just seems to be my pattern, I guess.
Madeline burst through the woods, sobbing and stumbling as she whirled to see whether he’d followed. In the silence of dawn, the hairs on her neck prickled at the sound of another’s respiration.
She looked over her shoulder.
In the silhouette of the valley, before the awakening sun, awaited tendrils of mist which advanced and receded like breath. It whispered of mended hearts and unbroken promises, seductive to forlorn ears.
“Madeline!” his desperate voice called from the trees—desperate because she knew he loved another. His words rang hollow.
Lost, she turned to the mist and stepped into its embrace.