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Timmy and Hercules on a mission
The Enemy by Begin Again
 Category:  Horror and Thriller Flash Fiction
  Posted: November 6, 2010      Views: 475

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Begin Again is a resilient "senior citizen". Reinventing and restructuring her life has become almost common place for her.

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"Boys don't hit girls."

"She hit me first."

He refused to apologize so he was sent to bed.

"Curtains in our fort?" Timmy looked at Hercules. The war-torn grizzly's plastic eyes stared back. "Girls aren't allowed."

A backpack hung on the bedpost with a clean shirt, socks, rations and his canteen. They planned their escape.

Footsteps paused at the door. He feigned sleep.

"Goodnight, Timmy. Love you." Mom continued down the hall.

He felt her invisible hug. His empty stomach growled. He remembered the mission.

"Our enemy's tricky."

The house was dark, cloaked in silence. Timmy slipped from bed with Hercules. Tiptoeing, they moved toward the end of the hall, listening. They froze.

Footsteps? On the stairs?

A silhouette approached the landing. A howl ripped through the dark. Snarling ensued, followed by heavy thumping down the stairs.


Wide-eyed with fright, Timmy and Hercules scrambled back into bed.

Light filled the room. Mom asked, "You okay?"

"Why? Something wrong?" His voice quivered.

"Dad stepped on the cat." The light went off. "Goodnight."

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Writing Prompt
Write a short flash fiction story between 100 to 200 words based on the themes specified in contest details.


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Thank you Dazzleme for the use of your photo.

Write Flash Fiction under 200....
Write a short flash fiction story based on one of the following themes. The category should be horror/thriller:

The stranger
Shadow on the landing
Sharp fangs
The cat
Horror of the unknown

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