Thursday, April 6, 2017

#AtoZChallenge 2017 - F for ....? (Flash fiction)

He had always been under an assumption that his neighborhood was a very safe place.Everyone seemed friendly and nice. Until two days ago.

The screams of that unfortunate man still echoed in his ears. That bloody sight had tormented him with nightmares and they would stay with him for life. He was sure.

Instinctively he turned around. There he was - That murderer. How could he forget that face! He was coming towards him or rather in his direction. He was menacingly advancing, and yes, he could see his weapons too! May be he would not harm him. Or would he? What would he get injuring someone diminutive like him? For that matter he had never gotten in his way. Even that day, he had been a mute spectator to his horrific act.

His heartbeat seemed louder than any other noise he had ever heard before.

 The shark moved past the small fish and the latter breathed a sigh of relief.M gave me F for fish.


30 comments:

  1. Aah.. an anti climax to a taut tale!

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  2. Hah! you got me. I didn't expect that.
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  3. That's brilliant! I had completely the wrong idea until the final few words!

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  4. My heart would beat right out of my chest if I saw someone killing another. The terror that floods the mind must feel like an erupting volcano and there's no escape the doom. Fantastic flash fiction!

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  5. Well done! glad the murderer didn't get our mc :)

    Nilanjana
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  6. Arre why not! fish ke bhi emotions hote hai! Cute spin to a thriller!

    Shubhangi @ The Little Princess

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  7. Thats quite a unique take on F for fish :)
    Good one

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  8. The ending was most unexpected. Loved it though!!

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  9. The ending was most unexpected. Enjoyed reading it though :)

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  10. Oh, my...maybe F is for Frightening!

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  11. This was brilliant! I felt the intensity throught the entire piece!

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  12. Living in Chicago my mind went immediately to a gang shooting. Apparently gangsters and sharks have a lot in common. Nice twist.

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  13. Cool twist! F for Fear too.
    Fish tale, but nothing fishy...reality.
    Survival of the fittest.

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  14. Wow! that was pretty good. Loved the twist.

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  15. What a twist.. what an engaging tale!!!
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  16. Phew! It must be scary to be a tiny fish!

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  17. very attention grabbing! enjoyed it :)
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  18. Nice twist. Never expected it. We had a lot of sharks where I grew up in the Bronx. The land shark type, that is.

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  19. Very clever.
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    Sandra, Aspiring family historian, fellow participant in the #AtoZchallenge

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  20. Clever! ☺ I had no idea it was a fish until the end.

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  21. Quite scary till I read the end....

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  22. Till I read the last sentence, could not guess anything.

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  23. That's a clever twist. i didnt see it coming. And I was wondering how come you didn't asked the little M for the word today :D

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  24. Hahaha! Good day for that little fish!

    Emily | AtoZ | My Life In Ecuador

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