Microfiction: Endless

Almost missed this one! For Charli Mills’ writing prompt inspired by the word ‘quarry’. A 99 word flash fiction.

Photo ©Oliver Dixon


“It has no bottom, you know.”

“Don’t be daft. It’s an in-filled quarry not something out of a fairy tale.”

He shrugged. “Whatever. I’m not going in anyway.”

It was her turn to shrug. She peeled off tee shirt and shorts, ran to the edge. Her hair glinted gold until a cloud passed before the sun. He frowned.

“Don’t. I mean it.”

She waved and dived, her red swimming costume flashed, bronze limbs sliced. The water closed over her heels without a ripple.

In the dark, the thing the quarry had disturbed heard and rose to meet the intruder.

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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.

11 thoughts on “Microfiction: Endless”

  1. Good one.

    Living in North Florida, there are sinkholes with 90 feet of water and sheer sides. Cars were found in the bottom of one, belonging to people who had “disappeared.” It was a popular swimming hole, too. 🙂

      1. Oops. Sorry, I read ‘cats’ instead of ‘cars’. I had visions of dead cats in the bottom of the lake and people disappearing, the cat murderers probably. And in fact it was a tragedy.

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