Flash Fiction – Imagination

PHOTO PROMPT © Mary Shipman

I wake in the dark with bruise-like pain around my middle.

In complete darkness, with no sense of what surrounds me, I get to my knees and try to stand.

My eyes strain to see and my ears stretch to hear any sound.

A fluttering and as I recognise movement I notice a soft breeze, salt on my tongue and something else; bats?

Memories of stories – blood sucking, webbed wings and screeching. Are they hiding and waiting; holding their breath? If they cry, my heart will stop.

Bright lights; I scream and scream again at the movement – of sheets from the ceiling.

This is my submission for Friday Fictioneers.  Photo credit to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, who kindly supports Friday Fictioneers through her website. The idea is to fashion a story that has a beginning, middle, and end and within 100 words.

13 thoughts on “Flash Fiction – Imagination

  1. Nice!

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    1. My husband and I visited Batemans Bay in NSW a few weeks ago. We were returning to our car when we heard seriously loud ‘bird noise’. So we followed the sound and found these trees covered in bats! Broad daylight, and thousands were hanging from the trees. And they were chattering.
      It felt quite spooky as we crept closer to take a photo. Like we were worried they would attack!
      I thought they only lived in dark cool places, like caves! 😅

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