30/09/2020

THREE DAYS - a 100 word story

 

THREE  DAYS

It was three days before I dared to move. Three days sweating in the heat, three nights trying to sleep in a space not built for bodies, even one as small as mine, three days without food or drink.

 The first kick scared the hell out of me, metallic echoes ringing in my ears, but when no-one came I kicked harder, over and over, until I was free.

 I burst out into blinding sunlight – my first in God-knows-how-long – stepped over his stinking body and raided the fridge.

 Now I must find out where I live – I want my mum.

.............................................................................................

This is my 700th blog post!! Actually I'm surprised it's not more - certainly I feel like I've been blogging for ever and a day - but the stats on my page can't be gainsaid.

Thanks as ever to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers on her blog, which has been going for WAY longer than mine - I wonder what her score is? Also thanks to Rowena Curtin for the photo prompt. To read other interpretations of the image, go to  https://rochellewisoff.com/  and follow the Frog link.

PLEASE DON'T FORGET to leave a comment, and maybe also to check out my LIVING ROCK books on Amazon - a link to ROCK FESTIVAL, the fourth and final book in the series is at the top of this page.


38 comments:

  1. Grizzly, Liz, and mysterious

    ReplyDelete
  2. Liz, when I saw this clothing bin which lives at the back of a carport in an industrial estate and out of the way, I could see a young child hiding in there, but your version is also unfortunately all too plausible.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I didn't know it was a clothing bin, I just saw an outside lockable store! Thanks for commenting.

      Delete
  3. That was chilling - but good that she escaped. This could be turned into a much longer story!


    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So could so many pieces of flash fiction 🙂

      Delete
  4. So many questions - why were they in the box? Why couldn't they leave earlier? Who was the body? Great mystery Liz

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I saw a kidnapped child, and a kidnapped who died, leaving her trapped.

      Delete
  5. Dear Liz,

    What a way to spend three days. I could feel the panic and despair. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She was fortunate it was only three days. If she hadn't been able to kick the door open...

      Delete
  6. Your story really makes me want to know more. How she got there and what happens next. There is a feeling reading like when I read parts of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This story could have ended nasty. Poor child. So many unanswered questions - well done.

    -Tannille

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, let's hope she finds her way home.

      Delete
  8. Very vivid take on the photo, Liz.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Poor kid, thank goodness she broke free. Seems her captor got what he deserved.

    Here's mine!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh, my! Was not expecting that dead body, but am so relieved the child escaped that awful prison. Really good writing, Liz.

    ReplyDelete
  11. what a lucky break for her. not everyone was that fortunate.

    ReplyDelete
  12. And there it is. Well told.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Chilling story with plenty of mystery. Congratulations on your 700th blog post.

    ReplyDelete
  14. A terrifying tale for the poor little girl. I cheered when she kicked the door open and was free. I hope she gets back to her mum. Well written, Liz.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think she will get home, she's determined enough.

      Delete
  15. That could be the start of a longer piece - you've left yourself plenty of mysteries to unravel! Your last sentence, "I want my Mum," is an absolute gem.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Penny - I really should go through my flash fiction and see what could be expanded!

      Delete
  16. I wonder if the body is his abusive father...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Could be, though I imagined the child had been kidnapped.

      Delete
  17. What a horrific experience well described. Once she's out of that box, I think the worst is over.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, she just has to find her way home.

      Delete
  18. Well done. You left us waiting! well written.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow. Poor kiddo. Sad thing is, these things happen for real. And we often don't get to hear about it. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Creepy and dark. A great escape. Hope she finds home and safety soon. Well done

    ReplyDelete

Do leave a message before you go!