Temporary Shelter – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly group hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who chooses a photo prompt to inspire writers to produce a 100 word piece of flash fiction.  Do use the link to her blog if you are interested in joining the group.  It’s a great way to get involved in writing.

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Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Temporary Shelter

Adira stared at the window.  A pale sun was rising, glinting on the ice.  She closed her eyes again and tried to remember where she was.  Her head throbbed with the effort.

 She woke with a start some time later. They had been out hill walking.  The temperature had dropped suddenly and a snowstorm had come unexpectedly.  She had slipped and fallen. 

 When she recovered consciousness she had seen the crofter’s cottage and somehow dragged herself to the door.  It had opened at her touch.

 Now she could barely move.  “Help me”, she whispered.  But there was no-one to hear.



12 thoughts on “Temporary Shelter – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Let’s hope there are some supplies in the cottage. Not a good ending for this hiker, otherwise. I like how you’ve built up the tension in your story, and the last sentence is powerful.

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    1. Thank you for your enthusiastic response, Clare. I’m glad you liked the story. As for the outcome, there is a clue in the title that might tell you more. It is temporary shelter and that could be a good sign.


    1. Thank you for your response Tena. I’m glad this story fired your appetite for more. As I have said to Clare, the title tells us the shelter is temporary and this could bode well. Also, Adira was with friends. They will, surely, be looking for her. The crofter, too, may return to the cottage. A lot of positives …?

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