Friday Fictioneers ✮ Flash Fiction 100 words ✮ The Redemption of Black Ice
When I get the time (the big “when”), I love writing short stories. So what better than to write some flash fiction, which is very short stories. Not long ago I discovered Friday Fictioneers, hosted by an author, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Each week she posts a photograph and writers are invited to contribute a complete piece of short fiction of 100 words or less using the picture as inspiration. No easy task, but a fantastic challenge.
Photo Credit © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
The Redemption of Black Ice
I’ve been absent ever since, they say. In my own world. Polite ways of saying having a breakdown.
But then: I was driving, too fast, along the snowy road. I saw you, clear as day, in the rearview mirror.
‘Stop,’ you said.
I slammed on the brake, heart pounding in my ears. The car swerved, wing mirror cuffing a low-hanging branch.
I scrambled outside, frozen wind wailing. And there, a patch of black ice, spreading like a stain across the road.
When you died, you broke my heart. But saving my life now, perhaps you’re helping me to start mending it again?
Lovely story, full of pathos and backstory layered between the lines. Nicely done.
Thanks so much Rochelle, I really enjoyed this one
Dear Rebecca, lots of pathos. There’s some backstory that a longer piece will surely bring forth to light. I like the zippy zany way of writing here.
Thanks so much Neel, I’m glad you enjoyed it
We used to have a book called Angels Among Us. This story sounds like one of those. Now that she knows he’s watching over her she can move on with confidence.
Thanks for your comment Russell. I’ll have to look that book up!