Monday, 10 August 2015

THE OUTING

This is a unique flash fiction challenge where we provide you with a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. Your challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Don’t forget to use the opening sentence… This challenge runs from Monday to Sunday! Get creative and have fun finishing the story!
Thanks today to J.A. over at Living Author Society for suggesting a topic for this week’s challenge.

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Please include the photo with your bit of flash and a link back to this post. Do not forget to click on the link to find the blue frog and add your link so that others can enjoy your story too! Now let’s have some fun!


 
Photo credit: Barbara W. Beacham

Finish the story begins with:  “Where did they go?”

THE OUTING

‘Where did they go?’

Darcy didn’t have the answer to that question.

She could make up a story to tell her children as they trudged along the single track path to the ruins in the distance.  The red dusty brickwork lent itself to visions of cowboy westerns, rifles at the ready, men defending their stance behind walls that crumbled under a bombardment from the enemy.

She could tell Brian and James about the War that had been fought here; a hard, bitter battle that ended with many, many casualties.  Women and men fought side by side, to retain their freedom, to be allowed to live their frugal lives scratching a living from earth that was reluctant to nurture the seedlings they had sown in the spring.

‘Mum, mum,’ Brian tugged on her sleeve.  ‘Can we eat our sandwiches when we get there?’

Seven year old twins thought more of their stomachs rather than history.

Word count: 150

9 comments:

  1. Of course they did. Great story.

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  2. Ditto on tnkerr's note. So true, but while eating they may want to listen to history. Lovely flash!

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  3. Yep, that sounds about right!

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  4. They certainly do! Nicely done Sally! Thanks for writing again for the MFtS challenge and be well... ^..^

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  5. How true to real life with so few words. Well done!

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  6. Children will always think of food and drink when we take them outside the house. Good one.

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