FLASH FICTION FRIDAY ~Precarious Situation~

Posted: October 22, 2014 in Uncategorized
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FFF Prompt Bird Watching At Lake

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For those who are new, Rochelle shares a photo prompt to which several #FridayFictioneers compose a 100-word flash of fiction. Come, the fun is just about to start.

Here’s my contribution:

Precarious Situation

The first light of morning starts him blinking, inducing vertigo. There’s acid in his throat. He realizes he’s on a hard surface. The ringing in his ears sharpens to splashing, perhaps, he’s not certain. His eyes haven’t completely focused. He attempts to right himself as he concentrates on his location but discovers his wrist is cuffed to a bench. His suit is twisted, his collar torn, his tie missing. He reaches for his pocket searching for his mobile and finds dirty panties, small and bloody, a Polaroid of a girl wearing the same panties, a pistol. He recognizes not one.


  1. Margaret says:

    Yikes. A precarious position indeed. What has he done? Why doesn’t he recall? Very mysterious and intriguing. My imagination’s taking this in all directions. Well told.

  2. Ecstasy does not always lead to ecstasy.
    i hope his wrist doesn’t hurt him too much – and other parts, maybe, later on. Randy

  3. Drugs? Drink? Drugged? No matter which, he’s in big, unsavory trouble.


  4. Sandra says:

    I’d say this guy is in a heap of trouble. Good one.

  5. This man is in trouble. Love the set up, and the fact that we don’t have any answers, and neither does he.

  6. Dear JK,

    Ever seen the movie “Wrecked” with Adrien Brody? This reminds me a lot of it. Nicely done.



  7. Ah.. I recon the worst is yet to come.. realization dawning..

  8. And tied to the bench, too. This leaves one with the feeling that nothing good is going to happen for a long long time.

  9. Hmmm, quite a situation we have here. Very intriguing story.

  10. Nan Falkner says:

    Wow – how scary to wake up in this situation. He was probably drugged and I know a good lawyer that could get him off – for an unreasonable fee! Very good story – excellent! Nan 🙂

  11. Mike says:

    I want to read the entire book … when is it going to be published?

  12. Maree Gallop says:

    Scary, thrilling and a little disturbing – you achieved all! I enjoyed the read.

  13. liz young says:

    The opening shot of a longer story? Scary situation to be in.

  14. dmmacilroy says:

    And the author leaves us there, hanging, the mysteries waiting a detective, or, at the very least a good narrator and someone with a set of handcuff keys….

    Well done, JK.



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