I came across this flash fiction writing challenge (thanks to Millie Thom) hosted by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers and thought I’d give it a try. The challenge is to write a short piece of fiction (100-150 words) based on the photo prompt provided. Here’s the little story I came up with:
The Dior heels had begun to pinch her icy toes. In agony, she teetered on, flashes of the previous evening blasting through her mind.
I should’ve just left. I was all ready to go. Why am I so easily swayed? But he’d offered to pay for my drink, and then my entire bill! How often does that happen?
The rain had stopped minutes earlier. With numb fingers, she clutched the umbrella closer to her body. Emerging from the dark woods, the path led her through a neighbourhood of bungalows, colourfully lit up for the season. A dog barked into the pale light of dawn. Oblivious, she hurried her step toward home.