Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Week 7-18-2017 – Response 7-26-2017

Guide for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

1. A prompt photo will be provided each Monday pm to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.
2. Linking for this challenge begins on Monday pm and runs to the following Monday pm.
3. Please credit photo to photographer.
4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try to stay within this limit.

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

This week’s photo prompt is provided by J.S. Brand.


Standing at the bottom of the stairs finally put his reality into perspective. This place was not his place. He would never be able to make this place his. Slamming a wrong too many times didn’t make it right.

He’s have to climb the stairs, chance what lay beyond. The realization scared the crap out of him, but what other choice did he have? To stay here was to die. He had no illusions the Master would relent and allow him to live, just because it was what he wanted.

No, death or leaving and he dared not choose death. Death was final, even for one such as him.

He heard the sounds of pursuit, knew he had but moments to make his decision. Blood pounded in his ears. Fear curled like a cat in his soul.

The next moment, he ran up the stairs, the Master’s hold on him lessening with every step. Reaching the top, he looked back. For the first time, he knew no regrets.

Turning away from the past, he ran, light and free, in the future.

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