Saved : Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. 08/25/2015 week 28

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Dawn M. Miller provided the photo prompt.

My story:

The group of campers stood in awe, while listening to the quavering sound rolling nearer.

It had been a lovely warm long week-end. The group of friends decided to camp for the weekend near the creek. Across the creek was a modern train bridge.

The rolling noise came from behind the bridge. They could not decide if it was a train coming or something else. They could not place the sound. What could it be?

Suddenly they heard the train rolling past. The train gone, the real rumbling went on.  It came from falling and moving rocks.

It was an earthquake. Where were they going to hide? The earth moved under them and away, without the falling rocks reaching them.

They were so lucky. The bridge broke in front of them and stopped the rubble from moving over them.

The newspaper heading read: Campers saved by falling bridge.

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24 responses to “Saved : Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. 08/25/2015 week 28”

  1. A real piece of drama this week, Scrapydo. I’ve never actually witnessed an earthquake – apart from on film – but I know they’re terrifying things. Nature can certainly throw such disasters at us – in some countries more than others. You created their feeling of dread very well. I just hope their was no traffic on the bridge as it collapsed.


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