Flash Friday – Pic / “Duty” prompts – 140-160 words – Horror Rated R

Snowman on Lake. Photo by Petritap.

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?




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  • Cafe  On December 22, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    dun dun DUN


    maybe a sniper in the woods??? O_o

    hope you have a very merry christmas, Scott!! wanted to wish you and your loved ones all the best during the holiday season and of course into the new year! i’m sure lots of great things are in store for you 🙂


    • kindredspirit23  On December 22, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      Oh, a sniper! Wow and what a target she would make now. I haven’t decided yet, so will keep all that in mind.
      Merry Christmas to you, too!


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