For this flash fiction challenge, Barbara W Beacham has provided a photo 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!
Our thanks, today, goes to J.A. over at Living Author Society for suggesting a topic for this week’s challenge.
Please include the photo with your bit of flash and a link back to this post. Do not forget to click on the blue frog and add your link so that others can enjoy your story too! Now have some fun!
You ask as you snap your haunting pictures of ruination. I see vibrancy, families, children, and my love; he'd fought courageously, but was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers. Father had sent me to the caves to gather the healing herbs for my sick sister. The beasts attacked after I left, and I watched from the hill above as the horde destroyed what had been my home.
My people believed the abode was invincible, but they'd died horrifically. Brick by brick these monsters were relentless in their attack. Our simple weapons took out a good number of them, but the beasts had more powerful armaments of light and fire.
I heard the screams long after they went silent. Once the invaders had wiped my tribe from existence and moved on to the next settlement. I returned to prepare for the future. Vengeance will be mine.
Please come in, rest a while.
Yolanda Renee © 2015
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