Rebekah Postupak hosts Flash Friday. Today, using the pic prompt below and the word “Duty”, we are to create a 140-160 word story. I have chosen to continue Carolyn’s adventures in “Keeping Watch”. Check out my page on Carolyn for all her stories. After reading mine below, check > HERE < for the rest. Enjoy!
Carolyn had been walking for quite a few days. She was tired, but happy that she had not seen any night crawlers in well over two days. She did not sleep better; she still had to be alert. However, the reprieve had been nice.
She had covered several miles since leaving the last town and its nightmares and was now in a very rural area. She looked out over the fields covered in an early snow and almost enjoyed the brisk cold air lightly blowing on her cheek.
She stopped and stared hard at the figure in the distance. The sinking sun was behind it, making it difficult to see clearly. She decided to chance it and walked forward, knife in hand, gun holster unsnapped.
A short, sharp laugh escaped her as she realized the snowman was not a threat. It was standing guard duty in the field, evidently built by…the thought snapped her awake. Who had built this?