Z is for Zoe

All good things must come to an end. Today is the last day of the A to Z Challenge. Crazy! This month flew by. Today I wrote about a little girl Zoe for a flash fiction challenge over on Micro Bookends. Enjoy. I have a pounding headache this morning, so I’m off to catch a few more Zs and see if I can sleep it away.

107 words

Wild feelings flitted through Zoe’s mind as she walked through the ancient and abandoned sewer system. She stopped and stared up through one of the openings, the glare from the sun blinding her for just a minute. When she looked down black spots speckled her vision, and she thought she might faint.

She’d show them. She’d never come back. She’d live in the woods for the rest of her life. She knew how to survive. A ladder at the end of the tunnel reached almost up to the sky. She would climb out from the darkness of the underground transformed into an adult, no longer a child.

11 thoughts on “Z is for Zoe

  1. Fabulous. I always get such a clear mental picture of the situations in your flash fiction, it’s impressive how you can do that in so few words.

    Congrats on finishing the challenge!

    (By the way, I’ve commented 2-3 times on your blog in the past week or two and the comments never seem to show up. I don’t know if that’s an issue on my end or on yours. Just thought I’d let you know.)


  2. May the headache lift – and soon.
    I’ve very much enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to that continuing. Your writing has been so consistently excellent – its been a genuine inspiration. I plan to follow some of the exercises you follow, in the hope that some of your skill rubs off on me.
    Congratulations on reaching the Z or the A-Z!

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