Tuesday, July 21, 2015


This is a unique flash fiction challenge where Barbara's provides 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!

Barbara W. Beacham © 2015


"The petroglyphs told the story of an unusual event.

An event being replayed despite its absolute absurdity!

The sky burned with colors that covered the spectrum, and as I watched darkness fall, I thought of family. Would I ever see them again? I walked back into the cave and my spot on the cold stone floor, thankful for the two by five mat and the safety of granite walls. I wondered how long we would survive before cannibalism became our only option. A spring provided the needed water, but our supply of MREs would only last so long.

I stared at the petroglyphs. They told of the first encounter with the alien worm-like creatures and their defeat by the natives. However, scientists had discovered live cells and had reanimated the creature as a military weapon. Meant to devour the enemy's army, they did not discriminate and swallowed entire populations.

My family, were they gone or hiding like me?

149 words
Yolanda Renee © 2015
My homage to "Tremors" one of my favorite movies.


If you're looking to tighten your writing, eliminate the fat or just kick-start your creativity consider joining the WEP - Write...Edit...Publish Flash FictionChallenges. Hosted by the indomitable and talented Denise Covey and me her assistant, this year we have three challenges scheduled. 1000 words, short story, poem, photography, screenplay - you decide, but please consider joining the fun!


  1. Ooh, that gave me shivers. Hope he finds out what happened to his family.

  2. That is frightenining - alien worm like creatures eating everyone. Great horror story!

  3. Boy can you dream them up Yolanda. Scientists revived the things. Typical.

  4. That was a clever rake on that picture!

  5. Tremors come to eat us all, no fun haha

  6. A great story Yolanda! One correction if I may... :) I think you are missing the word see in the sentence, "Would I ever them again?" Thanks for writing again for the challenge and be well... ^..^

    1. Thanks Barb, appreciate the correction. Last minute edits are never successful. LOL
      Love your weekly challenges!

  7. Ooh, I'd like to know a lot more. Why couldn't those scientists let things lie?

  8. Sounds like something a government would tell scientists to do :-(
    Great story!

  9. Wow, that last idea was a big mistake. Scientists and their experiments often create havoc. That last idea was especially devasting. Well done, Yolanda. :) --- Suzanne


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