January 25: Flash Fiction Challenge

This is our challenge this week:
January 25, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that goes to the edge. Consider what the edge might be and how it informs the story. Go where the prompt leads.

There was no point in living. No-one cared and she was convinced she wouldn’t be missed.
She knew this road well, having travelled it practically every day for 4 years.
Each bend was a friend, beckoning her onward.
A mile ahead, a sharp left saved you from careering over the edge into the valley below.
Like her life, it was the edge of sanity or oblivion.
So easy to keep the wheel steady and straight.
She pondered. Is this all she was worth?
And that one word made her turn and follow the road.
He was not worth her life.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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10 Responses to January 25: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. floatinggold says:

    Beautiful. “Like her life, it was the edge of sanity or oblivion.” My favorite line.

  2. Glad that took a positive turn.

  3. No one is. You go girl!

  4. Absolutely – He is not worth her life. Good piece that I think most of us possibly relate to.

  5. Charli Mills says:

    Sometimes you when you get that awful edge and look over, you realize, nope, he isn’t worth it. A great build-up of tension.

  6. Pingback: On the Edge « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

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