#FridayFictioneers #FlashFiction ‘The Deserted Path’ #100words

I’m thrilled to be with you yet again with my Friday Fictioneers story of Alice Pendragon and her adventures, thanks to the photo prompts and inspiration provided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields at Friday Fictioneers. Check out this weekly challenge here.

PHOTO PROMPT © Danny Bowman

This week I’ve written a suspenseful flash. Alice’s father, Kevin, seems to be in trouble. What’s the problem? Where is he? Can Alice and her mother help him? Will they arrive on time?


The Deserted Path

Our car bumped along the deserted path. ‘Are you sure this is the right way?’

My mother nodded, her lips pursed and her eyes glued to the road.

Above us, dark, heavy clouds loomed as the sun’s last pink-tinged rays faded into the horizon.

‘Will we make it on time?’ I asked. She didn’t answer.

The flash drive he had asked me to bring was hidden in my pocket.

‘What’s daddy doing here?’

A drop slid down her cheek, splashing on the hand that was grabbing the steering wheel with all her might.

Her voice trembled. ‘I don’t know, Alice.’   


All my ‘Alice’ flash fiction written for the Friday Fictioneers Challenge can be read as standalones, but if you’re interested in reading previous stories of Alice’s adventures, here  they are!

Published by LucciaGray

Writer, blogger, teacher, reader and lover of words wherever they are. Author of The Eyre Hall Trilogy, the breathtaking sequel to Jane Eyre. Luccia lives in sunny Spain, but her heart's in Victorian London.

19 thoughts on “#FridayFictioneers #FlashFiction ‘The Deserted Path’ #100words

    1. Thank you for commenting 🙂
      I wanted to practice with a little suspense. I’m trying to tighten my writing style in my novels, and it’s really making me rethink every single word.
      It’s amazing how I thought the focus was on the father and his motives and situation, and for you it was on the mother (Maura). The three have a lot of secrets from each other, and Maura knows much more than she’s letting on…

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