Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – The Other Side

It’s the 28th Challenge for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers hosted by Priceless Joy!   Thanks to Dawn M Miller for the lovely photo.

Here’s my story:

The Other Side

As Tamara jogged through the rainforest she became aware that someone was close behind her.  The hairs on her arms bristled as she felt their breath on the back of her neck.

A hand touched her shoulder.  Startled, Tamara turned around.  She glanced at the woman who had tapped her, then took a step back, scanning the area for help, if need be.

The woman, dressed in a metallic black suit was staring at Tamara and when Tamara gazed into her eyes, it was like looking into a mirror, except she had black hair, not blonde.  

Standing beside her was a young girl, about six years old.  Tamara gasped, barely able to contain her grief, as the girl resembled her own daughter who had drowned when she was two years old.

The woman spoke and Tamara was shocked to hear her own voice.  

“Follow us,” she said.

As Tamara crossed the bridge, the serene rainforest faded away and Tamara found herself in the hustle and bustle of a parallel universe.

(169 words)

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20 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – The Other Side

  1. Great tension and mystery build-up! I could feel myself getting anxious. After seeing the little girl that resembled her daughter, I’m hoping in the parallel universe she will be able to see “her” daughter. That would be awesome! Great story Rachel! I loved the ending. Thank you for participating in the FFfAW challenge.

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  2. Oh snap! You took the prompt there, huh. What a great imagination you have. The other little girl might not be “her little girl,” but maybe she can help save her from danger this time around and finally get closure. Or! Maybe her little girl never drowned; maybe she (or her spirit) slipped into another universe

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