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/
Wow, a nice take Michael!!
Welcome Michael 🙂
Nice set up for an interesting twist!
Could be but the word count stopped me
That damnable word count, at times! Works well if you don’t have too much to say, lol.
Well that’s never a problem for us lol
A tantalizing bit of intrigue at the end. Good one, Michael.
Great narrative and an interesting take.
Thanks so much
And why happened next? Great story!
Thanks willow hmmm I’ve thought the same thing
Thank you I agree
There is a lovely sense of mystery in this story.
Enjoyed this mystery!
Thank you Rosemary..
Great ending! Just the right amount of tension and suspense!
Thank you Pat..needed something at the end to create that said same suggestion of suspense…
Oooh great cliffhanger! The pesky word limit prevented you from telling more of the story, right?
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.
I like this, Michael. I could almost feel it.
Thank you Annie
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.
Thank you Millie
And it was hungry. Nice suspenseful piece.
Well done. Hope she gets home.
Thank you so much, one hopes so..