Welcome to a piece of Wednesday Word’s flash fiction on Darkling Dreams!
A good friend of mine, P.T. Wyant, is doing a blog post every Wednesday called Wednesday Words with a new prompt for a bit of flash fiction writing, just to get in the habit of writing something, anything. (Even if said flash fiction is complete garbage at the time. Garbage is better than nothing though, right?) If you’re looking for some inspiration yourself or just something to aimlessly write, then go check out her blog for this week’s prompt!
With that being said, I am going to share what I came up with for this week’s flash fiction Shard based off a three word combination prompt. So here is my very rough around the edges minute of inspiration based off her prompt. I’d love to hear what you guys think of it!
(Please excuse any errors you may see, I said it was rough around the edges.)
For your own enjoyment, click here to get the song that was used in this Shard. I do not own the song.
She tiptoed barefoot up the rocky path. The croaking of bull frogs filled the midnight air around her from behind. Their deep calls were almost mournful, echoing from the lone lake at the base of the cliff she was climbing steadily. The earphones lain around her neck blasted out a song at full volume from the MP3 in her hand.
“Here I stand, helpless and left for dead…”
A brisk wind almost blew the words of the song away, ruffling her ankle-length black dress. Her hair whipped around her face and she tilted her head down against the bitter assault as she pressed forward up the cliff.
“Close your eyes, so many days go by. Easy to find what’s wrong, harder to find what’s right.”
She shut her eyes, lifting her arms out slightly against the chilly night air. Pebbles and stones pricked at her bare feet as she walked but she welcomed the rough pain, letting it soothe her battered soul.
“Trembling, crawling across my skin, feeling your cold, dead eyes stealing the life of mine.”
Her next inching step forward had pebbles skittering over a sheer drop, down, down, down far below. She brought her foot back, stopping where she stood at the cliff’s edge. The frogs behind her had ceased to bellow and the night had become still with her heart. She opened her eyes and lifted her arms out, tilting her head back to the darkened sky.
The wind changed direction all of a sudden, clawing at her dress and limbs from behind now, pulling her toward the edge of death. It almost seemed to whisper to her, luring her to the brink of freedom.
One step and she would be weightless at last.
“I won’t last long in this world so wrong.”
A bone chilling rain started to fall as storm clouds rolled by. It stung at her bare skin and she shivered. The drops splashed on her cheeks, rolling down her face when she tilted her head forward again. The rain washed away her fear, washed away her pain. Hot, primal tears began to brim in her eyes, mixing like oil and water with Heaven’s tears.
She smiled lightly for the first time in forever, lifting her arms further at her sides as if she could fly.
“Say goodbye, as we dance with the devil tonight. Don’t you dare look at him in the eye, as we dance with the devil tonight. Hold on. Hold on.
She stepped off the edge.
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