August 9– Flash Fiction  – Caught In The Act

Charli’s prompt this week:

August 9, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes  an act of “peering from the woods.” Go where the prompt leads.

I think this warrants a sequel to last week’s yellow tent-ry! Read here for the first part.

Caught In The Act

“Well Annie, that was fun! We should make these meetings of ours interesting more often.”
Petey unzipped the front flap of his yellow tent, allowing for a slice of light to cut through the darkness of the forest.
He stepped out and stretched, post-coitally, opening his eyes to the beauty of nature.
And stopped.
What was that?
Peering from the woods, he swore he saw the face of his wife, Susan, eyes open wide in horror.
A rustling sound followed.
“Come back Petey honey, we’ve still got time.” Annie’s voice brought him back.
Petey feared his time was up.

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31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. manyofus1980
    Sep 26, 2018 @ 06:04:26

    Love this one too ritu! ❤

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  2. Bookread2day
    Sep 02, 2018 @ 15:17:15

    I’m so pleased to have found your website . I love reading flash fiction. And I have bought books in the past with flash fiction in. Your really good at it. I’m afraid I’m totally crap at it.

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  4. Charli Mills
    Aug 14, 2018 @ 05:01:20

    Oh, yeah, Petey, time’s up! This did segue well from last week. And I love the use of “post-coitally.”

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  5. Jennie
    Aug 13, 2018 @ 01:21:44

    Ooo… this was good, Ritu. I think you might need to continue this story.

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  6. stevetanham
    Aug 11, 2018 @ 18:58:13

    Good grief, Ritu! That’s dark… Beautifully written!

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  7. Himali Shah
    Aug 11, 2018 @ 06:06:53

    Fun to read, Ritu! You are a master of words 🙂

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  8. willowdot21
    Aug 10, 2018 @ 21:30:53

    I think it was too Sis 💜💜

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  9. Erika Kind
    Aug 10, 2018 @ 18:49:35

    Yay, here we go!!

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  10. Reena Saxena
    Aug 10, 2018 @ 17:28:13

    Great combination!

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  11. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Aug 10, 2018 @ 17:01:49

    Ah yes, we must beware of those girls named Annie… lol

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  12. Lynn Thaler
    Aug 10, 2018 @ 13:17:52

    That’s a fun read. Well done. 🙂

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  13. robbiesinspiration
    Aug 10, 2018 @ 12:05:37

    This is a great add on, Ritu. Well done.

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