February 2: Flash Fiction Challenge – The Rock


February 2, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a rock in the road. It can be physical, adding to a plot twist, or it can be metaphorical for a barrier or hardship. Go where you find the rock.

I couldn’t believe it but the rock suddenly sprouted rocky arms, then legs as it stood towering above us. In its hand was a giant hammer which it swung above its head. Mum was screaming, dad was screaming it was pure chaos. Then I sat up, mum was wanting to know what was wrong. A bad dream I said, sweat pouring off me. Out of the car window I saw dad negotiating his way round the fallen rock. As we passed to one side I noticed a long crack and a hand appeared. That’s when I totally freaked out.


Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2017/02/03/february-2-flash-fiction-challenge/

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18 Responses to February 2: Flash Fiction Challenge – The Rock

  1. Lorraine says:

    Nicely scary asleep/awake loop.

  2. Bee Halton says:

    Brilliant 🙂

  3. Lyn says:

    LOL good one Michael. I’m glad it’s not bed time 😀

  4. Nona says:

    Don’t you just hate it when nightmares come true?

  5. Charli Mills says:

    Nice timing to build the creepy suspense! Now I’m going to be scrutinizing every crack in these fallen rocks. 🙂

  6. julespaige says:

    I think on of the Fantastic Four is a guy made of rocks…but creepy to just sprout from a rock!

  7. Norah says:

    Hilarious! I was wondering where I’d seen those rock people before. Thanks to Jules for letting us know. 🙂

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