Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers 5-21-2017

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Guide for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

1. A prompt photo will be provided each Tuesday to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.

2. Linking for this challenge begins on Tuesday and runs to the following Monday evening.

3. Please credit photo to photographer.

4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try to stay within this limit.

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by loniangraphics. 

Snow. Ice. Wind. The night couldn’t get any colder.

“Have you seen the witch?” a rough voice asked, but not to him.

Their horses stamped impatiently, wanting back in their warm barn. As the posse moved forward, he drifted behind, eyes searching the darkness. Stamping down panic.

It was then his eyes met those of the frightened girl, hidden in a jumble of brush across the clearing.

Something crashed in the brush ahead. The men broke into a run.

“Shoot the witch.”

“Don’t let her escape.”

He stared. Demon eyes. No, child eyes. Innocent eyes. Terrified eyes.

Thou shall not suffer a witch to live. What man held the right as judge?

Nothing would be the same.

He would never be trusted again.

Rushing over to the brush, he grabbed the girl out, scooping her up and starting to run.

Word Of The Day 5-22-2017

 

Psithurism

noun

Definition

whisper of wind in the trees, noise of leaves that move in the wind; whispering sound

Origin

An adaptation of the Ancient Greek ψιθύρισµα (psithurisma) or ψιθυρισµός (psithurismos), from ψιθυρίζω (psithurizō, “I whisper”), from ψίθυρος (psithuros, “whispering”, “slanderous”).


http://www.yourdictionary.com/psithurism


An interesting post I found about psithurism:

https://sesquiotic.wordpress.com/2011/01/20/psithurism/