Friday Fictioneers: The Way Out

back-ally1 Jan Marler Morrill


Beads of sweat slip down her skin. The leather of her shoes sticks to her feet.

White heat bounces off stucco walls. Identical alleyways, one after another.

Salt laden air drifts through, teasing her left.

Waves pound rocks. The sound swirls in her ears, pulling her right.

How did I get here? How do I get out?

She rounds a corner and glances over her shoulder.

Liquid seeps between her toes.

A puddle?

She lifts one shoe. Blood drips off the toe.

Up ahead, lies a woman.

Dressed like her.

Hands fly to her throat; they find the source.

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Friday Fictioneers is a weekly flash fiction challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Tell your story, inspired by the photo prompt, in 100 words (or less)! Read more or add your own story to the collection by clicking the blue frog button.

This weeks’ photo prompt © Jan Marler Morrill

Thanks for reading and happy trails!


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