26th Challenge for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
Picture prompt from Sonya, Only 100 Words
The Challenge to write your story in 125-175 words.
Week of 08-12 through 08-18-2015
Genre: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 169
Kylie met Jude at the castle ruins. He was a few minutes late. Their plans excited her. Jude did not look too excited. In fact, he was dragging his feet as if he wasn’t looking forward to their adventure.
The sun would be setting soon and once darkness fell, Kylie and Jude would spend the night inside the castle. Rumor said that the castle was haunted, but Kylie didn’t believe it. She hoped to see ghosts tonight. Kylie noticed that Jude wasn’t too excited and asked why.
“I just don’t like to be in dark places,” he responded.
“What are you afraid of? Ghosts gonna get you?” she teased.
“No. I just don’t want to go is all,” Jude replied.
With that, Jude walked away from Kylie and left her standing there. She didn’t mind going into the castle after dark with Jude, but she didn’t want to go in alone. What to do?…
When night fell, Kylie entered the castle alone. She was never heard from again.
Jude felt terrible.