Sarah Ann Hall

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

Posts Tagged ‘disappearance

#FridayFictioneers – 22/12/17 – The Crystal Caves

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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.

Thank you to Rochelle for hosting and Björn for this week’s photo. Happy Christmas everyone. I will get round to reading and commenting, but imagine I’ll be even later than usual over the coming days….



The Crystal Caves

(Genre: you decide; 100-words)

‘Twas a spectacular sight: light shining, bouncing, dancing.

Health and safety dictated: Everyone entering the cavern must wear a hardhat.

Visitors were counted in and out by hats returned.

‘There are 15 missing this month,’ Sergei said.

‘We must stop people going in.’

‘We don’t advertise. I’ve taken the signposts down. Word about its beauty still spreads.’

‘We’ll close; lock the gates.’

‘People would break in, take souvenirs. It might take more of them.’

‘At least I wouldn’t know how many had gone.’

Erica finally understood her parents’ reluctance to expand the generations old family business, and mourned their disappearance.



Written by Sarah Ann

December 22, 2017 at 4:17 pm

#FiveSentenceFiction – Shadows

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Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week Lillie McFerrin posts a one word inspiration. Anyone wishing to participate writes a five sentence story based on the prompt. The word does not have to appear in the five sentences, just use it for direction.

This week: SHADOWS



Hiding in the Shadows

I know he’s out there somewhere.

I don’t see him, but I feel him. I know he’s out there searching for me, looking after me.

It’s 17 years since I saw him, since he saw me; 17 years since the day he left for work and didn’t come back.

I know him only through photos, but it’s enough. I will recognise him when I finally find him, and Dad will know me.


Lillie McFerrin Writes
Read the other stories written in response to this prompt.

Written by Sarah Ann

April 30, 2013 at 7:37 pm

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