Posted: January 22, 2014 in dark, fiction, Outdoors, writing
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FFF Prompt SpringHouse

Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for all her work and organization. You can visit her site and read through the other Flash Fiction Friday postings at:




For those who are new, Rochelle shares a photo prompt to which several #FridayFictioneers compose a 100-word flash of fiction. Come, and you’ll need a shovel.


Here’s my contribution:


The Spring House


Trace toiled by hand and with the assistance of his mule, Gerald. While excavating the water source and preparing the ground for a stone foundation the mountainside wall dissolved revealing a deeper hollow.


Having retrieved his flashlight, Trace leaned inward exploring the darkness. Not ten feet away from his outstretched arm and previously concealed within the depths of the mountain was something huge, seemingly metallic based on how the light danced upon the surface, with a subtle curve, which his single light source could not fully expose.


Trace pushed through the opening and approached the strange thing.


What the hell?


  1. I can only assume a spacecraft? Good story.

  2. Dani Karns says:

    and where is Chapter 2 – is it something from another time or world??? Now I’m waiting!!!

  3. Nan Falkner says:

    I hope it’s gold – or something cool – Really a good story and I’d like to know more. Thanks, Nan

  4. Dear JK,

    Good build of tension with an end that leaves me hanging. What the hell? Good job.



  5. Aha! A mystery. leaves me thinking. (You can’t have a donkey called Gerald!)

  6. That’s me, hanging out at the end of the limb you’ve left me on. Good thing I work out and can hold on tightly. But my imagination’s getting a great workout. Good one, JK.


  7. This is the perfect for a hidden beast! Is it a dragon perhaps? I like your take a lot.

  8. hugmamma says:

    I feel a sci-fi coming on…can’t wait to hear what the thing is.

  9. I’m mesmerized on what was found beyond that metal structure that caused the exclaimation… a close encounter of some kind..

  10. unspywriter says:

    Ooh, shades of The Tommyknockers! You know it can’t be good. Great tension building.

    Here’s mine: http://unexpectedpaths.com/friday-fictioneers/keep-calm-and-carry-on/

  11. This could be anything, thanks for letting my imagination run away with your story!

  12. atrm61 says:

    An interesting take:-)

  13. Dun-dun-dun! Oh the mystery!

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