Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Extraordinary Storm


I knew something wasn’t right the moment I stepped out of the office. My surroundings hissed and hummed noisily with warnings of a storm. Yes, I have a special six sense and it told me this was no ordinary storm. Quickly, I crossed the parking lot to my car and slammed the driver side door shut. Slowly, I closed my eyes and took several breaths. It’s just a storm, I told myself. No big deal. 

As I got on the highway, the sky began changing, from its usual shade of blue to yellow to flaming red. The humming grew louder, so loud I could no longer hear the news reporter on the radio nor could I concentrate switching my foot from gas to the brake as the highway turned into a parking lot. Suddenly, everyone got out of the car and gazed unblinkingly at the blood red sky. I got out too.

As the large black disk emerged from the clouds, everything became silent – car engines no longer humming, phones and radios silent, civilization wiped.

(~175 words)

I am participating in 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. 

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19 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Extraordinary Storm

  1. Woww, That is a great story. Great twist at the end… Kept wondering, as read, what was coming – something paranormal or otherwise, was it related to a bad experience or was it just a really nasty nasty storm.

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