Not an easy one this week, but Madison’s prompts often get me thinking!

With that in mind, here’s the picture we had to base our 100-word flash fiction stories on this week:

And here’s Madison’s story:

It took me a long time to find my story this week and I know it isn’t my best work, but I enjoyed the challenge and just the process I went through to get it written.

Here it is:

Out of Gas

James gasped for breath, his heart pounding. He’d been running for what felt like hours, though it was only a few minutes. He wanted to run forever, but even that wouldn’t be far enough away from that nightmare.

     That faceless…thing back at the motel.

     He looked back. The jagged, greyscale curtain shifted endlessly, the downpour concealing lurking shadows.

     Casting around James saw the old truck by the roadside. His heart leapt as he hopped the fence, hoping to hot-wire the truck and escape.

     He froze as his hand touched the hood.

     That featureless face watched him from the passenger seat.