Mondays Finish the Story
This is a flash fiction site where you finish the story!
Welcome to Mondays Finish the Story!
Mondays Finish the StoryThis is a unique flash fiction challenge where we provide you with a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. Your challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Don’t forget to use the opening sentence… This challenge runs from Monday to Sunday! Get creative and have fun finishing the story!
Please include the photo with your bit of flash and a link back to this post. Do not forget to click on the blue frog and add your link so that others can enjoy your story too! Now let’s have some fun!
© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham
Finish the story begins with: “Not knowing what to expect, he made his way into the dark of the forest.
Not knowing what to expect, he made his way into the dark of the forest. There were sounds, noises, things that just didn’t sound proper. The wind blew sparatically as he approached the opening. The slight angle hide the true path into darkness. Rustling leaves bristled high in the air. The sound below was still. Then the noises would come, sounds crawling through the the underbrush. There pace was methodical, there tempo ruthlessly quick.
Roger surveyed the entrance. The tall pines looked like the branches gave out. Maples and oaks mixed heights, traded lights for darks. Beneath their diced landscape,rhodendians and sumac, hide the ground from whence they came. Pathways cut into the growing darkness. Bright lines squashed by shadows suddenly. Vision seems to become sublime.
Ten feet becomes twenty feet in. The path that could hold three wide is now close for the solo adventurer. The trees overhead engulf him in natures version of twilight. Shadows that may never have been dance in the peripheral vision. The chase beams of light glowing above his head. Wind stirs the shimmering leaves. The light flashes around the thick forest floor. A twig snaps in front of him. The foot in motion isn’t his. His heart races, his foot frozen in place. The ears reach for any sound. The eyes try to pry a vision from the dimly twist world.
He jumps as his leg makes contact. Roger would scream if he could. His throat would breathe if it could.
Rex barks twice. His tail bouncing off his leg.
“Rex, you go in alone from now on!”