FLASH FICTION FOR ASPIRING WRITERS – 12 March 2015
Twist of Fate
Leonie rested her elbows on the railing and took in the breathtaking beauty and serenity of her surroundings. She watched the waves lap against the side of the boat, the sing-song lullaby almost sending her to sleep.
Suddenly, a noise from behind. Leonie tensed. A heavy hand pressed down on her shoulder. Startled, she twisted to the right, using all her strength to drive her elbow in deep. Without a second thought, she grabbed her assailant by the shirt, dragged him to the side of the boat and pushed him into the water.
Blood-red rose petals rippled across the lake as the $3000 engagement ring sunk into the murky depths below.
Bryce broke through the icy cold water and shouted in disbelief, “What the hell!”
“That’ll teach you to sneak up on me!” she shouted back. (137 words)
Thanks to Cat for the lovely photo that inspired me to write a flash fiction story. Each week a photo is posted on the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers blog and writers are challenged to create a 100-150 word story, (give or take 25 words), based on the photo. Have a look at their website for more information and join in the fun!
If you have any suggestions on how I can improve my story, please feel free to comment 🙂