March 25: Carrot Ranch. Flash Fiction Challenge

March 25 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write an escape. It can be daring or subtle. Who is escaping from what and why? Go where the prompt leads!

The Escape.

The escape was silent, no one heard. All asleep upstairs. Gently at first it grew fierce it fled the kitchen and headed for the stairs. Where they all slept on, in their bedsย 

It was cold outside so the doors and windows were shut tight. Unseen it swirled around the house. It filled every room, hallway and cupboard. Silent and invisibly it filled the house and their lungs. They slept on.

Tim awoke at about three AM. His head hurt. He went down to the kitchen to make a drink. He clicked the ignition on the hob. Flash Boom! 

Charliโ€™s Carrot Ranch Prompt:

29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Mar 26, 2021 @ 19:33:29

    Oh no!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

    Reply

  2. Raven
    Mar 26, 2021 @ 19:46:42

    Oh my word, that’s dark. Nicely done xx

    Reply

  3. pensitivity101
    Mar 26, 2021 @ 20:00:36

    omg. Glad we have an alarm!!!

    Reply

  4. lssattitudeofgratitude
    Mar 27, 2021 @ 02:23:06

    Yikes!

    Reply

  5. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View
    Mar 27, 2021 @ 02:33:06

    Thatโ€™s interesting I responded to that one too

    Journal Entry Date Unknown

    I have to get out of here. Sure, the walls are cloth but they might as well be iron bars. The giants have trapped me here and until I find a way out, I must suffer the indignity of my prison
    .
    I have asked Mr. Dinkle but he seems to have gone dumb, and hasnโ€™t uttered a word since the giants used that odd language of theirs. I know they speak English; they use it amongst themselves. But to me Itโ€™s always Goo Goo and Gah Gah

    Oh, how I wish the teddy was smarter
    ,,
    ,,
    ,,
    Fact, Laughing cures many diseases

    Reply

  6. robertawrites235681907
    Mar 27, 2021 @ 17:14:17

    Gosh, this is quite frightening. Beautifully written, Willow.

    Reply

  7. D. Avery @shiftnshake
    Mar 28, 2021 @ 17:53:24

    A cautionary tale, perhaps. And just as I was relieved he managed to wake up and not succumb to CO poisoning, maybe save the family… Flash Boom!

    Reply

  8. Charli Mills
    Mar 28, 2021 @ 19:36:11

    A silent escape until discovered.

    Reply

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  10. Norah
    Apr 01, 2021 @ 10:49:30

    Terrifying. It was gas that escaped, sadly, not the occupants.

    Reply

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