Friday Fictioneers – Dare!

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 © ALICIA JAMTAAS

Dare!

Tom and James crept closer to the shack in the woods.

“The door’s shut.”

“Bet it’s not locked.”

“Try it!”

“Somebody might be inside.”

“Dare you!”

Tom swallowed. He looked back down the path.

“Chicken!” jeered James.

Hesitant, Tom grasped the door handle and tugged. The door scraped against the ground.

“Coo! Bet we’re the first people in years been inside,” he said.

There was a cupboard, a table, a ratty old chair.

“Look, there’s a drawer in the table,” exclaimed James. Excitedly, he yanked it open. Heavy, metallic, deadly, the revolver gleamed in the drawer.

Outside, footsteps crunched.

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45 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Dare!

    • Thank you for your friendly comment, Lish. I’m so glad you want to know more. In my personal backstory the footsteps belong to Tom’s dad, who’s come to tell them that the barbeque is ready. It’s a great prompt – thank you for supplying the photo!

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    • Thank you for your helpful comment, Brenda. I’m so glad you want to know more. In my personal backstory the footsteps belong to Tom’s dad, who’s come to tell them that the barbeque is ready!

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    • Thank you for your helpful and fascinating comment, forestbathings. It’s very helpful to have some technical criticism in a comment. I hope you will be honest and tell me when you see improvements I could make – concrit is the only way I shall ever improve!

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  1. Aaahrg, you can’t just let us hanging like this! 🙂 Great build of tension and the ‘I dare you’ reads natural and logical. Why do I think that an apology won’t get them very far with the inhabitant?

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