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What choice do I have (Friday Fictioneers)

October 27, 2022

PHOTO PROMPT © Bill Reynolds

Off the grid.

Band practice.

Well, that was the plan.

The music attracted something other than girls. Something big, hairy and growl-y. Running in the dark isn’t the best plan, but it’s the only one I have. I gasp as I run, tripping and eating dirt too often for a speedy escape. I taste blood.

Then a bright light hit me. A circle. So bright I can’t see, coming from above. The growls behind me grow louder. The thrumming vibration in front of me raises the hairs on my skin.

Rock meet hard place.

I jump into the tingling light.

This is a Friday Fictioneers prompt

You can read more FF prompt responses here

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25 Comments
  1. Fast-paced, spooky, and elegantly written. Classic Laurie Bell

  2. Suspenseful. Sasquatch and aliens all in one! 🙂

  3. That was some band practice, Band On The Run came to mind!

  4. I love this I want to know more…..:)

  5. Yikes! Narrow escape. Or is it?!!

  6. Dear Laurie,

    Jumped into the tingling light…fascinating. A band practice that turned into something else. Imaginative.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  7. A very suspenseful and exciting story, all in so few words. Mysterious light and growling creature; I guess she had no choice but reach for the light. Nicely done!

  8. I love the line about music attracting something other than girls. And then the story moves on . . .

  9. Hell! Did she make it?

  10. Well, Laurie, that certainly could lead to a lot of different conclusions 🙂 I can think a few myself 🙂

  11. Uncertain outcome vs. certain mauling/death, you betcha I’d jump! Good thriller, Laurie.

  12. Well conceived and written, Laurie.
    Since I know this place well I know that running in any direction at night would be very frightening even without begin chased.
    The big hairy growly thing could easily be an angry bull.

    • Ooooooo the extra details make my little story more creepy. Fabulous. Thanks Bill. Just keep new batteries to hand so the torch doesn’t go out

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