Sarah Ann Hall

Reporting on writing in progress or, more probably, not; practising flash fiction.

#FridayFictioneers – 12/10/18 – Escape Plan

with 12 comments

Every Wednesday Rochelle Wisoff-Fields publishes a photo prompt to inspire writers to write 100-words of flash fiction or poetry.

At any point during the following week, the Friday Fictioneers post their 100-word tales. Read the other stories by clicking below.

I looked at this week’s prompt and started to write a story based on not being able to fit everything in, and then a colleague went sick and I had even more on my overfull plate. I’ve stolen a moment’s pause to finally great creative – only six days late. I will get round to reading and commenting eventually, probably about the same time I respond to this Friday’s prompt.

Thank you to Rochelle for hosting and this week’s lovely photo.


© Rochelle Wisoff-Fields


Escape Plan

(Genre: general fiction: 100-words)

‘I can’t do it.’

‘You can.’

‘I will never fit through there.’

‘Don’t be so defeatist. Where there’s a will –’

‘There’s usually a deluded fool. I know my life depends on escaping this room, but even my dissected skeleton couldn’t squeeze through that window.’

‘What window? We’re going through the door.’

‘Us and whose army?’

‘Just us, with full bellies and after a period getting to know our foe.’

‘It’s a heavily guarded steel door. No amount of studying will change that.’

‘No, but guards change. They’ll all tire of our lack of fight soon enough, and then we’ll pounce.’



Written by Sarah Ann

October 16, 2018 at 2:12 pm

12 Responses

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  1. Dear Sarah Ann,

    I’d love to know if the plan works. Nicely done.




    October 16, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    • Thank you. Unfortunately, we shall never know, but just have to hope. 🙂

      Sarah Ann

      November 5, 2018 at 7:38 pm

  2. Luring them into a false sense of security. It could just work.

    Iain Kelly

    October 16, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    • Hopefully. Or they’re going to take a very long time removing enough mortar to make a hole in the brickwork.

      Sarah Ann

      November 5, 2018 at 7:38 pm

  3. well you are on to a psychological angle here and there is much truth to wearing them down! and there are times when we have a strong and mighty will and other times of being the fool.


    October 17, 2018 at 5:57 am

  4. also – only 4 days late in my book if it is supposed to post on friday – lol


    October 17, 2018 at 5:57 am

  5. I wish the escapees god speed!

    Eric Alagan

    October 17, 2018 at 8:04 am

  6. Just before a shift change, when they’re dreaming of a nice dinner and bed 🙂


    October 18, 2018 at 7:01 pm

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