Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story, based on a photoprompt, with a beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog, and include the Photoprompt and Inlinkz on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!
PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll
Not an option
Pain flickers, then flares.
The sound of my pulse is loud and swift.
I can smell blood; my own blood.
My eyes open on an unfocused world.
Forty feet below me lie the shards of my mobile phone. Ten feet above me is the canyon’s rim. Unless I climb those ten feet, I have no hope of rescue.
I nearly faint as I take the first step on my shattered left ankle.
I clutch a rock. Failure is not an option.
I struggle out as the sun is setting. There is a Jeep. I wave – and it turns towards me.