Hiding (flash fiction)


All she had done was decide to take a walk in the sunlight. That was all. She didn’t think it would lead to problems such as her having to run away in terror when those creatures unexpectedly appeared. Then they had chased after her, making all manner of noises while doing so. It was terrifying.

Now she was hiding in the tall grass looking out for them. Once she decided the coast was clear, she would quietly make her way back home, hoping they wouldn’t spot her. At least her home was underground where they hopefully would never find it, those strange bipedal creatures that seemed to multiply at a staggering rate on the surface. Every time she came back up here, there always seemed to be so many more of them…

Maybe next time she would fly. It was probably time she used those old leathery wings of hers again.

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 150

This was written with the photo prompt provided by Crimson’s Creative Challenge #144.

Don’t ask me what the creature is…

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9 thoughts on “Hiding (flash fiction)

  1. I love this! The narrator’s voice comes through strong and shows her confusion-turned-annoyance well. It was fun to follow her along. I hope she finds a place away from those dreaded bipedals, though I’d imagine there aren’t many places left..

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