Leaving: Flash Fiction Challenge!
I found a new blog the other day called Flash FictionFlourish, where flash fiction challenges are set. It’s a great idea, and means that I can practise my flash fiction, and I tend to do this more when a challenge is set by other people! I also enjoy working with prompts.
I know I don’t usually post on Wednesdays, but I wanted to take part in this challenge, and this can also make up for me missing my Saturday post! This week, the challenge is to write 100-150 words about the following picture with the prompt ‘Leaving’, so here’s my attempt!
Lucy stood on the deck, watching the buildings get smaller and smaller until they looked like doll houses. Soon they would be so far away that she wouldn’t be able to see them at all, but she kept looking, knowing it would be a long time before she saw them again.
She could feel the fear settling in her stomach, gnawing at her insides. This was the most frightening thing she’d ever decided to do, and she’d had a lot of doubts about it.
Despite her fears, Lucy could also feel the beginnings of excitement. She’d been worrying about leaving for months, and now that she had gone, she felt a huge sense of relief.
The buildings were gone, lost in the horizon, but Lucy wasn’t sad anymore. She was ready to embrace her future with open arms: her life was about to begin.