She Escapes (flash fiction)

She Escapes

When he arrived home, he found the door to the basement was open. With his heart thudding in his ears, he quickly went down the stairs and found the cage he had kept her in was empty, the door hanging wide open. How she had escaped he had no idea. He went back upstairs. Already it was dark and quiet outside. She could be anywhere by now. He sat down on a couch and waited for the inevitable. Soon there was the sound of many sirens approaching. They wouldn’t understand that with her free, the world would soon end.

Joanne Fisher

This was written with the prompt to write a story about an open door provided by the Carrot Ranch August 5 Flash Fiction Challenge.

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