FFfAW Challenge-Week of June 6, 2017 – Lost


Image: Pamela S. Canepa

It’s an awful feeling knowing you are lost.

How I came to be separated from the others I’m not sure. One moment they were there the next they weren’t and I had no idea where I was.

I wandered around calling out trying to find them, but there was nothing save the sounds of the bush, the birds with their endless chatter and the wind in the trees.

I remembered reading once that if you found a stream to follow it down as it would lead to a bigger stream and possible rescue.

But the way was hazardous, huge rocks made the going tough and the vegetation was so thick in places I had to find ways round it.

Eventually I came to a place where the stream ran into a bigger stream which to my disappointment ran under a rock ledge and disappeared.

I sat and thought of my fate.

That was when the creature showed itself. I looked at it sure that what I was seeing was an animal long thought extinct.


Written for: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/fffaw-challenge-week-of-june-6-2017/

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32 Responses to FFfAW Challenge-Week of June 6, 2017 – Lost

  1. kittysverses says:

    Wow, a nice take Michael!!

  2. Lorraine says:

    Nice set up for an interesting twist!

  3. A tantalizing bit of intrigue at the end. Good one, Michael.

  4. yarnspinnerr says:

    Great narrative and an interesting take.

  5. willowdot21 says:

    And why happened next? Great story!

  6. Moon says:


  7. michael1148humphris says:

    There is a lovely sense of mystery in this story.

  8. Enjoyed this mystery!

  9. scribblersdip says:

    Great ending! Just the right amount of tension and suspense!

  10. Jade M. Wong says:

    Oooh great cliffhanger! The pesky word limit prevented you from telling more of the story, right?

  11. Kalpana solsi says:

    What an interesting find at the end….. An animal thought to be extinct. But hope the narrator finds her/his way out to civilization.
    Enjoyed reading the post.


  12. I like this, Michael. I could almost feel it.

  13. milliethom says:

    What a great ending! just when I was thinking following the stream downriver would lead to safety, I come face to face with something that shouldn’t have been possible. Jurassic Park isn’t over yet – or perhaps Conan Doyle’s ‘The Lost World’. As Jade said – a great cliffhanger. Well written, Michael.

  14. James says:

    And it was hungry. Nice suspenseful piece.

  15. athling2001 says:

    Well done. Hope she gets home.

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