Friday Fictioneers is a great excuse for a bit of Flash Fiction. With a new photograph prompt each week there is plenty of room for creative fun! Here is my attempt for this week based on the below.
The alarm rang urgently through the fine morning mist, forcing its way through their dreams. It took only seconds for the first surge of fear to rise from the earth below.
“Where? I can’t see anything!”
“At the shoreline…run!”
They swarmed out of their musky dwellings onto the damp earth above with no thought to their haphazard attire. Some ran in pyjamas, some managed to squeeze into odd shoes and others had thrown on inside-out jumpers or coats over their nightwear clutching at their personal treasures.
Fear bit deep into their hearts as they saw that the great Fung Tree by the shoreline of the Great Sea had already been broken in two. They pushed on. Mothers’ grasped their babies tightly to their chests while the elderly were bundled into life-barrows and wheeled shakily across the dusty earth to where they hoped safety lay.
Then the screaming began.
[Photograph writing prompt taken from: http://madisonwoods.wordpress.com/flash-fiction/so-near-100-words/]