Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Writing challenge week 5. This weeks photo prompt provided by pixabay.com


Garnet and Damon stood by the large castle window.  This was the place they stood to reinforce their pact to each other every day.

Now, after six years of captivity they were still fighting for their freedom. Having been kidnapped by Mr. Marshall when they were eight years old, they knew very little about the real world.  Their world consisted of constant training to fight, and they were soon to be assigned their first mission.

Even at the young age of eight they knew they didn’t want to be forced into the militia. On the first day of their captivity they made a secret pact between them.  It was to be strong, learn everything they could and prepare to use that knowledge against their captor.

They stared down at the lifeless body of Mr. Marshall and neither of them had even an ounce of remorse!

(145 Words)

Copyright © Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

This is in response to a challenge hosted by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The goal is to write a story between 100-150 (give or take 25 words) based on the provided photo. 

32 thoughts on ““PACT”

  1. Great story! I’m glad everything he was teaching the boys about being in a militia turned against him! Serves him right. I enjoyed reading this. I have a question. How did you get your drawings to go into your sidebar as a grid?? I have some drawings I would love to do that with, but I don’t know how.
    I enjoyed your story. 🙂


    • Thank you for commenting. I guess they had no room for compassion at that particular moment since they spent many years of their young life trying to get free. However, I’d like to think that they did have compassion for others.

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  2. This is a brilliant imaginative story that uses the photo prompt fully . The two captives who learnt to kill and bided their time to exact revenge are now free to roam as deadly killers to get into many more adventures, You have a mini series leading to at least one book here Jesse ~ Good luck!


  3. Thank you for your comment. Actually, I tend to believe that killing him was their only escape sience they would be sent on a mission and I had in mind that they would not be on this mission by themselves and the others were probably already brainwashed toward this type of activity.


    • Thank you. I had to really study the photo to come up with something and when I enlarged the photo looking for some special part of it I had my beginning and had to work from that. I looked at the front part of the building but nothing seemed to fit.


  4. Thank you so much. I really enjoy the challenge and enjoy reading posts from the others. It is facinating to see how differently people write and the amazing ideas they come up with. I’m looking forward to more.


  5. Jessie,
    Nice story! I guess Mr. Marshall trained them too well, or at least underestimated them. I’m curious what they will do next. There is a lot of back history hinted at here. Really well done.


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