52 word story: Myths

This tiny story is for Sacha Black’s writespiration prompt. 52 words about what lies behind the waterfall.


Everyone knows that behind every waterfall lies a door to a smugglers’ cave, a magical realm, a fugitives’ escape route, or a parallel universe. The last thing Jason was expecting was an avalanche of water, which is why he persisted in sidling along the narrow ledge until the avalanche washed him away.

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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.

17 thoughts on “52 word story: Myths”

      1. I feel the same way about wardrobes; and yes, waterfalls should have secret magic stuff in the back. Although in real life, what you’re most likely to find behind a waterfall is just more waterfall. 😉

  1. Thanks Sacha 🙂 And I really appreciate that you enjoy it, because I would dearly love to be able to write like you—it’s a generation thing. You have so much fizz and energy in your writing.

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