For this weeks Flash! Friday Fiction the aim was to base your story on any two of their four given story elements, I decided to go for conflict – man v nature and setting – an island. The aim is also to keep the word count between 75-125 words.
So below is what I wrote, my short story The Awakening.
The Awakening (111 words)
Awakening from a forced sleep I feel a cooling breeze and an itchy sensation on my face.
Listening to the distant breaking waves I imagine a perfectly shaped glowing pellet. It closes in and expands into a burning planet above me. Spotting the curling flames descend from the orb I watch on as they slither across night sky, generating a portal to the inside of a volcano. The peaceful and unaffected sea water lights up and reflects the fierce and tender bloodshot sky. I feel escalating footsteps numbly thudding around me, and then I remember.
Opening my eyes I stare across the deserted sandy island. They said this day was coming.
So I have once again had a go at Flash! Friday. This is what I came up with from the picture I was given. You can check that at the flash Friday website and have a go yourself!
WANDERER By T. J. Blake
Pushing my way through the crack in the window, I escape the direct burning rays of the sun, and the gawping beaks of soaring birds.
Clambering across the dust and dead flies on the ledge, I rest myself against the window frame.
I look into the building I’ve entered, and see humans. They all sit on separate chairs facing the front, looking down to their desks.
I shoot my web onto the ceiling and then lower myself down onto the floor. As I walk across the floor, dodging the bails of rolling dust, I climb up onto the chair to find another spider, like me.
That’s my piece for this weeks flash Friday…
I don’t know why I decided to write this, I hate spiders!!