Thank you again to MadisonWoods for all her work and organization. You can visit her site and read through the other Flash Fiction Friday postings at http://madisonwoods.wordpress.com/flash-fiction/pathways/
For those who are new, MadisonWoods shares a photo prompt to which several #FridayFictioneers will compose a 100-word flash of fiction. It’s great fun and an excellent exercise for organizing thoughts and improving word choice. Give it a go.
This week, as my eyes glazed over, I contemplated the prompt. In the distance came something familiar, ‘and now you’re just somebody that I used to know — somebody.’ Then, like a virus, this thought infected my mind:
“Follow the white trail.”
This, a weekend adventure into Appalachia before school resumed. Backpacks strapped, boots laced, they plodded along a remote path terminating atop a fifty-foot cascade. All Justin’s idea, yet Damon led, as he always did. Justin followed, as he always had.
“It’s beautiful,” said Damon.
“See the pool below?”
“Look from here.” Justin’s supportive hand grasped Damon’s as he stretched past the edge peering down.
No slippage, just an opening release.
Arms whirled beyond reach.
Below, listless lips muttered wordlessly as life’s light abandoned languid eyes opaquing in summerly laze.