Friday Fictioneers: The Fence


PHOTO PROMPT © Madison Woods

Hallie will never forget when her sister, Callie, scrambled out the building bellowing, “Run!” Then the moment Hallie took her first step was the moment the guns began to fire. On the ground, in the sky, everywhere. Bare-footed, she sprinted to the barb-wire-fence, a thing that had puzzled her since she was five.

Quickly, she climbed the incredibly high fence and jumped down on the other side. She ran and ran and as she ran, she felt a difference in her. She felt a stamina she had never felt behind the barb-wire-fence. At that moment, she knew. She was different.

(100 words)

Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple hosts Friday Fictioneers where we’re challenged to write a piece of flash fiction in 100 words, more or less, based on the picture above.


18 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: The Fence

  1. Nice. As Colby commented good suspense. I could picture her running through the hail of bullets and over the fence. Did she actually have super human abilities such as endurance past the fence or was she just feeling super human the way people feel when they’re afraid and the adrenaline is pumping? Nice write!

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    • Yes, she has some kind of mysterious power and the fence and anything metal blocks those abilities but of course she doesn’t know it yet. As for getting over that fence, I think it was the adrenaline and heart pounding and maybe some of her power. Thanks for reading.

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  2. Very good!!! I love the climax… “She was different”. That will be a moment that will shape her entire life. Details as to the whys and wherefores of the location and circumstances… the particulars of the guns firing and the fence… are not important. What is essential to these events of her life is that at this moment… she was different. That’s powerful!


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    • Thanks. I thought this picture was particularly easy to write. I saw the picture and it was like a movie unfold in my head. Then all it took was for me to write it out in 100-words.


  3. My take was that I read it as if she had no super power, so bleeding from the barbed wire she moves on inton a different world as a different person. Great writing

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    • Perhaps that’s what she was, a normal person who has extraordinary inner strength and courage and now, she’s free from whatever prison she was previous being held. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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