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!
Make a list of expressions we use to communicate that we're in trouble such as "up a tree," "between a rock and a hard place," "in hot water," "at the end of my rope." Place a character literally in such a place.
P.S. I am cheating and skipping the list :)
My fingers slipped and I felt the frayed end of the rope scrape against my palm. I tried to shift my hands to get a better grip on the rope but I just slipped down further. My left hand slipped free of the rope. As a hung their at the end of my rope the only thought that circled through my mind was: did I leave the oven on?