AnElephantCant wait for Friday
He just loves the Fictioneers
Is he becoming unhinged
By this weekly challenge
He is constantly pushing back his frontiers
He often has no clue what to say here
He is concerned that he may look absurd
How hard can it be
It must be easy
He only has to write 100 words
The idea is to write a very short story based on a picture prompt (below).
Fears and doubts crowd his heart like hyenas around the corpse of a wildebeest.
He stands as though petrified, unable to move his feet, gazing up the staircase.
He hears the sound again.
Like the shriek of the banshee, it chills his blood.
He breathes deeply, draws courage from his background, his training, his experience.
But he is unsure if he can handle this, his greatest test.
Better men than him have tried and failed, he knows.
Slowly he ascends the stairs.
As he reaches for the handle, the door is flung open.
‘Hurry up, man, the baby’s almost here’!
so wonderfully done… wasn’t expecting that last line at all… and the emotions, very well-captured
Well, thank you, dear lady, glad you enjoyed!
nicely done. I wasn’t expecting the last line. 🙂
Great! It is nice to surprise.
a very scared father..unexpected ending..this was good
Some of us have been that father!
AnElephant is happy!
You had me going right up to the last line. Well done.
Thank you, it is good to misdirect!
Very well done
Thanks, Boomie, happy you liked it.
Excellent, I was sure it was a horror story, but then I’m guessing while a father waits he is filled with all sorts of scary thoughts. Really enjoyed your well executed words! 🙂 xx
Thanks, Penny, your words are much appreciated.
And, of course, it is the fear of the unknown that makes most of us hesitate …..
I think you wrote the emotions and the feelings that this guy was feeling perfectly. Very good!
Why, thank you, ma’am, glad you enjoyed.
Wonderful build up! Did not see that one coming at all! Great short; you continually amaze.
And continually amazed!