August 9: Flash Fiction Challenge – The House in the Woods


August 9, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes an act of “peering from the woods.” Go where the prompt leads.


As my sister and I walked along, lost and bewildered by the never-ending path through the woods, we eventually came to an old house.

Peering from the woods, it seemed so unusual to see a house anywhere in the woods.

There was a small chimney from which spiralled a plume of smoke.

At last, we thought here was help. As we approached the house, there was the overpowering smell of sugar and lollies.

I touched the side of the house and licked my fingers. It was gingerbread. We ate ravenously, and it was at that moment the door opened.


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10 Responses to August 9: Flash Fiction Challenge – The House in the Woods

  1. syncwithdeep says:

    Hehhe.. Creativity at its best

  2. Time for them to lick-ety split!

  3. robbiecheadle says:

    Brilliant, Michael. I love this.

  4. Charli Mills says:

    A great retelling of a classic, Michael! I like the realism of your details.

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