Saturday, April 13, 2013

FSF Challenge - Edge

This week's writing challenge from Five Sentence Fiction ( Lillie McFerrin Writes ) is based upon the prompt "edge."

This is a continuation of the story from a previous Five Sentence Fiction, "Abandoned".


"The water was supposed to be blue," was going to be her final disillusionment as she leaned over the rail until another hand came to rest on the rusty metal startling her. Cindy May hadn't noticed the young man with the fishing rod edging closer as she gazed down into the turbid liquid flowing slowly under the bridge, her disappointments staring back in a coffee-colored reflection.

"Those storms last night sure messed up everybody's fun," said the man who then cautiously waited for a response. 

With her white-knuckled hands still gripping the rail, she turned her head to see him and uttered a nervous, gasping sort of laugh, her eyes not blinking.

"Maybe we should go sit over there on the shore," he suggested, "since it's too muddy for fishin' and way too cold for swimmin'."

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  1. Really well written. I love what you did with this prompt. Great job!

    1. Thanks! I just couldn't leave her standing out there on that bridge...


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