My First Flash Fiction

Technically this is a day late, but I wanted to do this prompt anyway.  Just look at that picture?  What stories it has to tell!


Thanks to Sonya at the blog,
Only 100 Words for the picture

This prompt is from Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers.  I write a short piece 100-150 words (give or take 25 words) on the picture prompt.


Hannah filled with dread as the cold gray stone came into view. She had spent the last three years trying to forget what happened that night. She had argued all week with Henry, her advisor, about coming back to this place where so much was taken from her. But in this war torn country, there was little anyone could do. The fighting had moved south, and the young queen needed to seek refuge where no one would find her. Who would think that she would return to the place of nightmares? The place where her family was so cruelly torn away.

Was there no other place she could go? she wanted to ask Henry again. Knowing it was futile, Hannah remained silent. Could this place be more than a place of nightmares? Could she remember the happy times spent here without the fear and panic overshadowing the happiness? There may be a war raging in the south, but Hannah was facing a war inside herself.


My word count is 165.  Other stories for this prompt can be found here.

I’d like to give a shout out to The Glitter Aficionado for inspiring me to write this piece!  I found the prompt from her blog where she wrote her own flash fiction.  Check it out!


About Rivka Ray

I am a book loving college student who never has enough time to read. I am also in love with all things Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

12 thoughts on “My First Flash Fiction

  1. Sonya says:

    Glad you liked the picture. It turned out rather well…

    Good story. The last line is excellent :)

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  2. afairymind says:

    I hope Hannah remains safe in her castle and also wins the war with herself. It can never be easy returning to a place that contains such negative memories but hopefully some of the good ones will also be recalled. A great story. :) Welcome to the challenge.

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  3. Francesca Smith says:

    A very gripping story. And as the old saying goes, if you wish to hide something, hide it in plain sight.

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  4. sierrafaith327 says:

    That was great Rebecca! Made me very curious :D

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  5. Yay! I’m glad you were inspired to write this cuz it was good!! XD

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  6. Welcome to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers! Just wanted to let you know that your story is written for “last” week’s prompt. I know you are new to flash fiction so I am going to leave it in the grid this time. Please submit future stories in the correct prompt week. I love your story because it shows the struggle that she is experiencing within herself and we have all experienced that. I do hope that by her going back to this place filled with tough memories that she will be able to find the good memories. Excellent story and thank you for participating in FFfAW challenge!


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