I’ve done very little writing for quite a while now and have missed my usual fixes. But now the storms seem to be passing and life is getting back on an even keel, so here’s to being back in the saddle. What better way than the fabulous ‘Friday Fictioneers’. A 100 words of fiction to blow away the cobwebs.
Photo Copyright : Jennifer Pendergast
She asked him again,
He looked at her, his face impassive, “Do I not feed you, warm you, keep you safe?”
She looked up and met his gaze. For a second, seeing a glimmer, something beyond the emptiness. But then just as quick it was gone. What was left, chilled her blood. She lowered her eyes and pulled her shawl tighter.
Biting down the promise fighting in her chest she plucked another feather from the still warm carcass. Soon. Soon she’d be free. The boat was half wrecked, but half a hope was better than no hope at all.
16 thoughts on “Half A Hope”
Nice last line.
Thanks for reading 🙂
Oh the story not told here is what makes it so intriguing.. sounds like she better find a way to escape soon though.. excellent writing.
Thanks Bjorn, sometimes the readers imagination is the better storyteller 😉
You sure are back, Helen! In top form. Chilling story. She can’t give up hope.
Thanks Amy, must admit I’ve missed FF 🙂
And we have missed you!
I always enjoy your writing.
Nice to see you back. Intriguing story.
Thanks Rochelle 🙂
Spooky and creepy and chilling. Very well done!
I have to agree with Bjorn. What’s not being said here is even more creepy!
I hope she can escape, at least she has some hope left. Great intriguing story.
The last line – true. I hope it’s not false hope. My mind is full of possibilities for the back story here, and they’re all quite dark.
Love the half a hope line. Nice to see you back.
Intriguing. I like the character dynamics, and the ambiguity of her situation – it’s clear that she needs to get out of there somehow.
Welcome back, Helen, from one just back herself. Half a hope is better than none and there’s much more to life than merely sustenance. Well done!