Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: From Ocean to Park


wpid-photo-20150508192653404This is the continuation from last week’s story

After their mother vanished, Sharise began to panic. “Oh my god, oh my god,” she kept repeating.

Meanwhile, Sasha was calmer than usual. She placed a hand on Sharise’s shoulder. “Relax, I know a way out.”

Sharise stared at her sister. “What?”

“Grandmother told me once about our family. I didn’t believe her but I guess mother’d just proven it.” Sharise blinked, confused and anxious. “We’re witches. Come on, take my hand and we’ll get out of here.”

“Are you sure it’ll work?” Sasha nodded. Sharise closed her eyes and imitated Sasha. “From this boat please take us home.” They repeated the phrase and it wasn’t until the third time when they felt change.

The sisters opened their eyes and found themselves sitting on solid ground. “We did it.” Sasha said proudly.

Sharise coughed. “Just one problem, THIS IS NOT HOME!”

“I got us off that boat, didn’t I?”

“And you brought us to this park with ducks, boo hoo.”

“Well, if you’re so clever, you can find your own way home.” Sasha stormed off.

(~175 Words)

I am participating in Priceless Joy’s flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writer, where we write a piece between 100 and 150 words (more or less 25 words) in length inspired by the photo prompt above.Β 

29 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: From Ocean to Park

  1. I was waiting for a continuation and you did not disappoint. Excellent job! I felt the tension laced with humor. This family and story grips my attention every time, and I still want to know what happens next (even if you decide not to write out what does happen next). Sasha’s right, she got them out of immediate danger, or so it seems. I love Sharise’s realistic reaction, though β€” maybe she’s thinking along the lines of out of the pan and into the fire. Lol. Again, excellent job.

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    • The moment I saw this picture, I knew exactly what to write. I was going to do something with the ducks (roast them or turn them into something else?) but I ran out of words. The next installment may be next week, it depends on the picture. Thank you for reading. πŸ™‚

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  2. Good interaction between the two sisters, Yinglan. πŸ™‚ Sacha definitely seems to be the more level-headed one at the moment, and although the spell wasn’t completely successful, it didi get them off the boat. All witches have to start off as novices. I’ll be interested to see what they get up to next. πŸ™‚

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    • I agree. I think this story showcases more of the sisters’ personality than the last one. I am too interested in seeing what each of them will do next in order to get home. It will all depend on the picture. Thank you for reading. πŸ™‚

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  3. “We made it- oh, bugger.” I admit I was kind of expecting this, but I laughed anyway. I’m looking forward to seeing where this is going, and I hope you continue it. Would be interesting to learn more about the grandmother but chances are that would detract from the mystery.
    -Daniel

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