Prompted by: Amanda Siegrist
So damn bright.
Like looking into the sun.
Instinctively, I reach up to shield my face.
It’s too late.
The impact sends my neck whipping backward.
As shrapnel tears through my flesh, blood spurting into my eyes…
I just know.
We’re all dead.
It feels as if my bones have turned to metal and someone has smashed my skull in with a sledgehammer.
I wake up in a cold sweat, heart racing, throat on fire.
It’s not real.
And it takes me a solid minute to realize where I am.
It’s not fucking real.
My ears aren’t ringing. I’m not lying in a crumpled heap on the ground. The pungent smell of copper is nothing but a distant memory. The gritty taste of dirt is only my imagination.
Because it’s not fucking real.
It’s gonna be another sleepless night. I’m no stranger to those. But there’s one difference now…
“Are you okay?”
What’s the prompt for next week, guys?
Make suggestions below. 7 words or less.
17 thoughts on “WEEK 21: Another sleepless night”
Oh, Mistress Ann, I just love that!!!!!
Prompt suggestion . . .
“I feel sick”
Thank you, Princess Jane!
And I love that prompt!! LOOOVE!!!
Hugs too, obvi,
You’re welcome, Mistress Ann, and thank YOU for always writing such awesomeness for us to read!! I seriously wait anxiously all week every week to read what you write next!!
Lots of love and hugs for you!!
Wayyy too short!!! Why, why do you do this to us?
No? Why not?
How do you know?
How on Earth-…..?!
I do it cuz I can. And cuz I’m a butthead. And cuz you kinda sorta like it. Errr, I hope 😛
Translation: I don’t currently have time to spend longer than 5 mins on flash fiction hahaha…haha…ha…
Fantabulous suggestions as usual, Miss (Reader) Laura! Thank youuu!!!
Why of course I kinda like it! 😝 More than kinda!!!
And I deeeefinitely understand the no time thing.
Haha! You’re the bestest, Miss Laura!!
And yeah, forget time-poor. I’m like time-broke 😛
Excellent, once again, Mistress Ann! And yay, it was my prompt this week:)
“You have to be quiet.”
“I can’t anymore.”
Why, thank you, Queen Amanda!
And yes, I loved your prompt!! Love your new ones too 😀 😀 😀
I am bad at fiding comments.
Sparkle Eyes and the Special snowflake
The day the romance died
The girl who loved her
Input love, a robot’s first crush
I’m good at hiding comments 😉
Thank you very much!! Your suggestions makes me giggle!!! 😛
Yesterday’s coming fast
Bleeding hearts (or Harts…see what I did there?) unite
I’m on a boat!
Thunder rolls in the distance
A one lane country road
A mask on the night stand
Welcome to the party, Mr Ben!
Many, many thanks for the prompts!! You’re a supah dupah star!!!
P.S. – Oh, I see you whatchu did and I dig it too 😉
Here ya go Mistress Ann,
flash fiction suggestion – how’d it go so wrong so fast? Or some variation.
Oooh, I dig it!! 😀
Thank you very much, Miss Julie!!
You know what I’m going to say, right?
“They say you don’t dream in cryosleep”
Haha, Mr Matt!
You’re gonna suggest that one till we pick it, eh? I dig the persistence 😉 Seriously, thank youuu!!