VULTURE

Mondays Finish the Story – October 26th, 2015

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!

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

Finish the story begins with: “I watched the vulture looking at me hungrily as I lay on the ground bleeding and injured.”

THE VULTURE

I watched the vulture looking at me hungrily as I lay on the ground bleeding and injured.

I moved my hands to support my body in hopes of pulling myself up from the ground. I failed miserably and my blood came oozing out at a rapid pace , soaking my body and the ground.

The vulture shifted from one foot to the other while staring down at me.  He flapped his wings ever so slightly, and his feathers rose up.

I thought I heard sounds coming from him resembling those of someone in pain, but unlike myself, his was due to concern of obtaining a meal!  My concerns were out of desperation and despair!

I screamed as loud as I could get my vocal cords to co-operate.

He lifted himself off his perch and flew down toward me.

I fainted and when I came to, I was lying on a stretcher, and the vulture was lying on the ground.

I looked up at a man holding a gun and I gave him a smile of thanks and approval.

 Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

CABINS

MONDAY FINISH THE STORY…….October 19, 2015

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CABINS

Not knowing what to expect, he made his way into the dark of the forest.

“Robert, what are you doing out here?” Haley asked.

“Just checking things out. There are too many trees over there and it would be dark unless we cut down a lot of them. I can visualize the cabins right along this area though.”

“Please don’t get your hopes up because the bank may not approve the loan.”

“They have to!  The children need a place to come in the summer and this place is perfect.”

“I know, and the orphanage is really counting on it.”

The next day they received notification that the loan was not approved.

While attending a meeting with the orphanage officials, Mr. Barton, the CEO read a letter from an anonymous donor.

“Please accept my donation for the entire cost of the orphanage cabins , swimming pool and sports equipment.”

The letter signed: Fellow orphan bringing light, peace and joy.

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Each week, Mondays Finish the Story challenges our minds by providing with a picture along with the first sentence for us to finish the flash fiction with 100 -150 words based on the picture above.

 

Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

BLUE WATERS CASTLE

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!

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

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

BLUE WATERS CASTLE

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.”

Words ( 148)

Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

MONDAY FINISH THE STORY

Mondays Finish the Story – Aug.  17th, 2015

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!

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OPERATION

I see absolutely everything!

Yes, I know everyone thinks I am under sedation and my eyelids  are mostly closed, but I am unresponsive. Therefore, they began with the operation.

My heart pounds in my ears louder than a ten piece drum set. I desperately struggle to open my mouth, move my legs, arms, hands, anything to get their attention! My fight to alert them is completely useless.

The doctor stands there with the surgical tool in his hand while the others silently stand by waiting to assist him with the operation.

I feel I am about to die from horrific fear and the most agonizing pain imaginable.

Wait! I see,  through blurred eyes, one of them pointing out the flood of tears washing down my face!

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Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

 

A & J

Monday Finish the Story

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Thank you Barbara Beacham for our photo prompt this week and for hosting Monday’s Finish the Story Challenge. Barbara gives us the first sentence to our story and approximately 150 more words with which to write our story

“A & J”

Arriving at the beach, she reflected on her life.  She remembered sitting on this rock for the first time with Alexander. They had named it their A & J Rock which represented their names, Alexander and Joanna.

She had known Alexander since childhood and they had always been as one.  He had come into her life and had become her world. They had spent many hours together enjoying the peacefulness and beauty of the beach.

He went to a war stricken country, far, far, away from her and he had never returned. He was missing in action.

She longed for his loving hands stretched out to catch her tears and hold her close. Her heart was full of so many things to say to him.

She wanted to share the beauty of her surroundings with him once again as she covered him with love, caresses, and ecstasy.

Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

MYSTERIOUS

Mondays Finish The Story  04-06-2015

 

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Thank you Barbara W. Beacham  for this photo prompt.

“Mysterious”

Once upon a time in a land far, far away was a mysterious body of red water.

People traveled from miles away just to come soak in this beautiful red water.  It was so invigorating and caused their body to become completely relaxed as tiny red bubbles swirled around them.  All of their aches and pains disappeared in just one hour.

It was so popular they decided to give it a special name.  Hence, it became known as The Red Water Natural Healing Spa.  Accommodations were built so visitors were able to sleep and eat there when spending more than one day at the spa.

Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved.