The Structures (flash fiction)


The Structures


Kim had been walking for a long time when she saw several tall structures in the distance. It was the first sign of human civilisation she had seen for a while. As she got nearer, she found they were standing among the tall grasses abandoned. She wondered how they had got here, what they were for, and why they had been left there. She was surprised by how tall they were and decided to climb up one to get a good view.

When she got to the top, instead of seeing the expected panorama of wilderness, she instead saw towns and roads full of activity. Surprised, she went back down the ladder but found as soon as she did, the vision disappeared and there was just wasteland around her again. She returned to the top and observed the thriving townships below, desperately wishing she could be a part of it.


Joanne Fisher


Word count: 150


This was written with the photo prompt provided by Crimson’s Creative Challenge #74.



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8 thoughts on “The Structures (flash fiction)

    1. I’m not familiar with that story. To be honest I didn’t know what to write so I just stared at the picture and wrote the first thing that came into my head. Originally I had her jumping off it to try to reach the towns, but I thought that was a little too dark. Instead I had her feeling cut off from it, which is often how I feel, especially at the moment. Very much outsider looking in territory.

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