Friday Fictioneers (March 29, 2013)

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copyright 2013 Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Well, it’s Saturday, but here’s my contribution to Rochelle Wisoff-Field’s Friday Fictioneers picture prompt flash fiction writing challenge. Let’s call it “Illumination” (100 words).

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“She thought there were ghosts,” Michael said, voice cracking. “She said the lights were the lost holding up lamps, hoping to find their way.”

“Just a reflection–headlights glinting off of wet leaves in the woods.”

“She said that even if we caught up to one, they’d still be lost.”

“Just a reflection.”

Michael sighed. “She said she hoped she was never lost in the dark.”

“A reflection.”

“She said I could be her light back.”

“Reflection.”

Michael rubbed a hand through his hair. “You aren’t saying much.”

Andy shrugged. “Nothing to say.”

“Reflection.”

“Did you hear that?” Michael asked.

Andy shook his head. “Hear what?”

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13 Responses to Friday Fictioneers (March 29, 2013)

  1. Me thinks she’s out there. I hope she gives Andy a good scare, the old doubter! Good job on an unusual take on the prompt.

    janet

  2. glossarch says:

    This story was a nice puzzle.

  3. Dear C,
    A different take on the prompt. Or is it just a reflection?
    shalom,
    Rochelle

  4. Lyn says:

    Andy seems like the strong silent type.Hmmm…I wonder if they were near water would they see two or three reflections? I like what you did with this. You could go a lot further ya know πŸ˜‰

    • C. Patrick says:

      Yeah, I’m not sure that it’s clear that Andy only says five words during this story. May need more detail to make that obvious.

      • Lyn says:

        I guessed the second piece of dialogue was Andy’s (12 words) – maybe the 4th at a stretch – but definitely no more than that πŸ™‚

      • C. Patrick says:

        Nope. Five words, all of them preceded by the word “Andy.” Michael’s are fairly obvious. Soooo…who said the rest? Muhahahahahahaha…choke…ha!

  5. Lyn says:

    Oooh, now that makes it even moreintriguing. doo-doo doo-doo, doo-doo doo-doo “There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture.” πŸ™‚

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