Flash Fiction

Hush Now (Friday Fictioneers)

My heart seemed to stop, up high in my rib-cage where it had leapt and then frozen.  I grasped desperately at the air, as the intricate glass bowl plummeted beyond my reach toward the harsh tiles of the kitchen floor.

The sound rang out like a million tiny bells tolling, calling out into the silent house. ‘She’s leaving,’ they cried, ‘Quick, she’s leaving!’

I didn’t wait. I launched myself towards the cupboard, swapping my rucksack and jacket for the dustpan and brush.

‘Not today’ I whispered to the sparkling fragments, as footsteps approached.

‘Hush now.’


Word count: 95 words

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly writing challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The idea is to write a short story (no more than 100 words) based on the photo prompt provided.

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8 thoughts on “Hush Now (Friday Fictioneers)”

  1. Tense situation delightfully described – I love the tiny bells. Your story reminded me of the Beatles’ “She’s Leaving Home”. I wonder if your protagonist is meeting a man from the motor trade, like the girl in the song though I think she’s probably up to more independent adventures.

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