This is a unique flash fiction challenge where we provide you with a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. Your challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Don’t forget to use the opening sentence… This challenge runs from Monday to Sunday! Get creative and have fun finishing the story!

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Finish the story begins with:  “Few knew about the castle hidden inside the island.” 


Few knew about the castle hidden inside the island. 

Austin said, “hurry up Fred.”

Fred hesitated and replied, “I don’t have a good feeling about this!”

“Why, are you chicken?”

“I’m not chicken, just cautious!”

“Yes! A cautious chicken!”

They entered the first room and it was beautiful. The furniture was dated  but it looked new. There were mannequins in the room and they looked real.

After admiring a painting Austin turned and then jumped back and took in a loud breath!

Fred said, “what’s your problem, Austin?”

“That mannequin moved!”

“Don’t be silly, it’s only a mannequin!”

“I swear I saw it move!”

“Now, who’s a chicken?”

Suddenly they both saw the mannequin moving toward them and they ran out of the castle and got on the boat.

The boat captain was laughing as they climbed aboard and they asked him why he was laughing.

He said, “it happens like this every trip I make.”

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Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

12 thoughts on “BLUE WATERS CASTLE

  1. Creepy mannequins – eek! I can easily imagine a Scooby Doo type revelation, with a mannequin mask being pulled off to reveal the Captain or the owner of the castle… An enjoyable story, Jessie. 🙂


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