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
Tom and James crept closer to the shack in the woods.
“The door’s shut.”
“Bet it’s not locked.”
“Somebody might be inside.”
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.