A great example of a short story, a great piece of work which I think is what a short story should be like. Ad Hoc Fiction, you’ve got a great entry, don’t throw it away!
This piece of creative writing is for the purposes of the competition at Ad Hoc Fiction. With only 150 words and this week’s prompt word, “lean”, this competition gives its winner free entry into the Bath Flash Fiction Award, which boasts of a prize of £1000!
An avalanche of emotion ripped apart my soul and threatened to throw me from the Earth’s orbit. I rocked and fell forwards, landing face down in the dirt where no one could see me. They tried to pull me up again, but it was no use.
I didn’t want to see them, I didn’t want to hear their voices, because they didn’t look like her and they didn’t sound like her. No one ever would again, because she was gone and I was alone.
Then soft hands were about my shoulders, gentle, but firm. They pulled me up and hugged me close…
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