Microfiction challenge Lost: the entries

Another fine crop of stories this week and so many ways of not writing about a drowning at sea. Very well done!

First in was a piece of childhood writing from Patricia, reproduced here because there isn’t a blog post link.

The forest black, cold, frightening looms before me. My heart pounding, shaking fear is all I can feel. Frightful noises all around me, crackling branches thump as they hit the ground.
I want to step forward to see what I can see. I can not move, every fiber is frozen. I want to cry out help me please help me, my voice will not respond. I want to hang on to a branch to steady my shaking legs but my hand will not reach up. My throat dry the words stuck.
Suddenly I hear a voice calling my name in the distance. Again I hear the voice this time stronger still. It gives me courage. I will go to it, what is it saying? It is my savior, it is my helping hand. I find my strength, my feet start to move, my feet feel the ground beneath them now. The voice is clear now. The fear is gone. I am not lost.
It is my mom’s voice, she is calling me in from the garden, it’s time for lunch.



My frilly Freudian friend

All things wash ashore – My Frilly Freudian Slip


Calm Before the Storm | rivrvlogr


Microfiction challenge #18: Lost | Morpethroad


Leverett Island Interviews: transcript 17. | fmme writes poems


Come Ashore – WritersDream9


The Lake: Microfiction | Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings


Penny for ‘im, mister #pictureprompt #microfiction | TanGental


The Garret

and after the ghostly white space, my own story




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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

7 thoughts on “Microfiction challenge Lost: the entries”

  1. Hi Jane,
    Just a note to say I was indeed inspired by this latest painting and am fast at work incorporating it into my 15th installment of Seasonings. It is actually perfect! My days are not my own though. The company I work for by day has been bought by another and as the executive admin for the boss, you can imagine how crazy things are. I do plan to roll out my story tonight though! It’s on the tip of my brain. 😊Kat

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