PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

As soon as Amy Leigh saw the blindfold, she panicked. Voices collided around her and those tiny bells reverberated in her ear. Yet she allowed her teenage children to tie it around her head. They didn’t mean any harm. She tried focusing on the celebratory voices around her. But all she could hear was his voice. Husky. With bruised lust. Her jaw ached from gritting her teeth against the blood rushing through her body.

Finally, it loosened. Bright sunlight pierced her eyes. She blinked hard and found herself sat in front of a homemade chocolate cake.

“Happy Birthday, Mum!”

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I have not been on the blogging scene for a few weeks. One of those times where life takes you for a spin in its new G-force machine. Looking forward to reconnecting with you all this week!

Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Write a story in 100 words or less. Submit to the link below and join in the literary fun.


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PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Butolt


Mud oozed between Macy’s toes, soothing the thorn-pierced skin on her bare feet. The sun blazed through parting rain clouds. Shining its light on the thorny bushes and flat earth that spread out in all directions towards the horizon. Behind her, beyond that last hill was her boyfriend, James. The ants and maggots probably got to him now. Joining the vultures that pecked at his dehydrated corpse.

Tears pushed under her eyelids, but never fell. Something roared in the distance, growing louder. Flying against the sun, a chopper droned towards her. Those tears swelled and streamed down her dirt-stained cheeks.

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What a beautiful image by Roger Butolt! My mind immediately went to a story of a woman who survived getting lost in the wilderness. Hope you enjoy it.

Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle. The challenge is to write a full story in 100 words or less.

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