Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Prompt Tuesday #25

Every Tuesday I post a writing prompt and my response. It gives me a chance to exercise my writing muscles outside of my WIP, and hopefully inspire you to write. So enjoy my flash fiction piece and post your own in the comments!


Source: The Writer's Idea Workshop: Page 180

Write a scene in which some type of sound interrupts (or triggers) a heated discussion. Consider: a barking dog, a ringing telephone, a blaring television, a creaking staircase, a rumbling car, a dripping faucet.


"This is not my fault!" Anna whispered harshly in the dark.

"Nothing is every your fault, Anna. You always find someone else to blame," Blake breathed back. "Why don't you stand up and take responsibility for once!"

"Responsibility? Responsibility! What about you? You are the one that is supposed to be in charge. You are the responsible for keeping order!" Anna's voice had risen an alarming level. Blake shushed her urgently.

"You're going to get us all killed!" he insisted.

"Me!?" she almost yelled. The whole group begged her for silence. "Me!?" she started again in a softer tone. "Of all the... I have never met anyone so pig headed...arrogant...stubborn...and...and..."

A single high pitched scream tore through the night. Every stopped breathing and listened. The eerie silence of the night was broken by the rough breathing on of many beasts.

"They found us," Blake whispered and pulled his gun to the ready.


  1. Very well done! I always enjoy reading these prompted pieces on the blog. They're a great sampling of so many writers' voices.

  2. This was a kick ass piece, and I definitely wanted to continue reading.

    One thing, "Nothing is EVER your fault, Anna." not every :)

    Keep em coming!

  3. That was nicely written. Great dialogue and intensity.

  4. Oh, but I want to know what happens next :-)