This flash fiction Friday event is both fun and a great writing exercise. A picture prompt, a 100-word story that links dozens of awesome writer bloggers! Thank you, Rochelle Wishoff-Fields!
Here’s my fourth attempt entitled “Silence”.
PHOTO PROMPT Copyright – Ted Strutz
The whirring in my mouth was goose-flesh inducing, but I had already tucked it away in the past. I was already on the docked ferry, its yawning mouth mimicking my own. I was already alone, far from the crying, whining, screaming—all that ruckus that made the noise in my cavity a welcome respite.
By the time Gus found out I was missing, I’d be far away. Huddled in a cozy, silent room.
Let Gus handle the ruckus for the rest of the week. Four days of peace was all I wanted. I deserved as much.
Then I’d return.
That story draws from personal need. Almost always when I ride the train to work, I think of going down to the terminal station at the port of Piraeus and board any outbound ship. Just be left to my own devices for a few days. Not talk to a living soul. Just silence.
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30 thoughts on “Silence (Friday Fictioneers #4)”
Dreams of a nice getaway. A fantasy fulfilled. This story left me wishing for a similar experience.
Thank you, Russel! We all need it from time to time…
How do you do this? Amazing!! I know I couldn’t – you’re awesome 🙂
It’s a lot easier than it looks, really… A month ago, I wouldn’t have thought I could write flash fiction… Oh, did you mean handling the ruckus on a daily basis? LOL!
No, I meant the actual writing but now that you mention it, the daily blogging is quite a feat too 🙂
So many times while I was on my way to work I’d think “What if I just kept driving? I could go to the San Juan Islands or Mount Baker or . . ..” Then I’d turn into the parking lot at work and the day would begin again. No more. This is a great story of need.
Thanks for taking the time to share, Alicia!
You described so well what most of us dream…to just get away, keep going wherever the road will take us. Ah, that elusive freedom.
Dear MM Jaye, Well, what every happens – will happen. 4 days alone does sound enticing. Well done! Nan 🙂