The first 13 lines of a piece of Flash Fiction I completed about a week ago. I thought I'd post it as my first bit of fiction on here. Anyone who wants to read the full thing, let me know and I will email it to you. This is a first run, so it is a little rough. But it has a little bit of a twist and is less than 1000 words, which is what I was aiming for.
I have wet hands, and I am panting. I’m sweating. I have a drink of cold water and steady myself by controlling my breathing. My heart slows down to its regular rhythm and I start to relax. I start to feel normal again. Noises from next door. The walls are pretty good at concealing the sounds of other residents in the block, but not that good. They’re perhaps a little thin in places, letting the odd sound come through here and there. It’s an old building. She’s in there. I wonder if she’s just doing the general things like tidying up, or fetching herself a drink, or getting the dinner ready. Maybe she’s just banging around in there to let someone on the other side know she’s still here.
Let me know what you think.
[This message has been edited by Kathleen Dalton Woodbury (edited November 30, 2009).]
kinda creepy. I didn't like the present tense at first but then it started to wear on me. I am not sure if I could endure it for long, but then again maybey I could. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. This one gave me mixed feelings.
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Hi there. I know it is a creepy piece, and it is quite dark toward the end. I think that keeping it flash length was just right. I think it might be a bit too wierdo for much longer than 1000 words.