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!
Your character comes upon a fork in a road and has no idea where to go. How does he feel? Which road does he take and why? What's at the end of the road?
ResponseMayralee stared at the decision before her. Here the road divided into two paths. The one lead toward Canderbury and her home. The other led to Mithenspar and beyond. Mayralee looked down at the piece of parchment in her hand.
You have forgotten something important. Go to Mithenspar and find Dovan. He will help you. It read. Below the scrawled word was her own signature.
Mayralee trusted the note, although she had no memory of writing it. She had forgotten something. Something so vital that she found it necessary to remind herself somehow. It must also be a secret - or she would have explained in the note.
She knew she had forgotten something. Three days ago she woke up in a city far away from home without any recollection of how she had come to be there. Once more, it was late fall, last she remembered it was early spring. Something had happened to her in the past months. Something that Dovan in Mithenspar knew.
Mayralee looked at the fort in the road again. She was torn between a desire to see her parents, to ensure that they were alive and well. And the curiosity of the unanswered question.
"What have I forgotten?" she whispered to herself.
There was only one course of action. Resolved, Mayralee turn to the left and headed down the road to Mithenspar.