Friday, 30 November 2012

Flash Fiction Friday: The things we do for love

Welcome Creatures of the Night to yet another Flash Fiction Friday. Along with a number of other talented authors each week we are given one picture and challenged to write not more than 100 words for your enjoyment.

I hope you like what I came up with from this week's picture.

The things we do for love
(A tale from beyond the grave)

Ever since I had met Jack my life had completely turned around. Gone was the drinking, replaced instead with love and laughter, yet when he had told me to prove just how much he meant to me I thought he had been joking. No-one had ever managed to climb the jagged rock face, known as Love's Ladder, above the ocean before.
“Almost there,” he called to me. “Give me your hand.”
Looking up I reached for his fingers before losing my footing and becoming the one hundredth person to die, trying to prove my love, on those fucking rocks.


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Thank You


Naomi said...

Noooo!!! He was almost there. So near yet so far. It's a tough prove. Great flash.

The AfterDark World with Ray Sostre said...

Very chilling. OMG!

S. J. Maylee said...

My heart's pounding, wow, Julez. He took quite a risk for love and he lost. Ouch. This one is going to stick with me. Well done.

Jp Archer said...

You know, you scare me and that is saying something knowing exactly how dark and fucked up in the head I really am. But, its a good thing! I always open your blog with the same caution as detective looking under the sheet of at a murder victim and then find myself caught by the challenge of the view. Good job!

Benjamin T. Russell said...

Ugh, I don't about this proving love thing. Wasn't giving up the wild drinking and partying enough? He had to scale a fucking cliff too. Damn, the sex must have really been good. Ok, well...maybe, but any sex/love so good that it makes you crazy, is probably a love that should be left alone. Muwah!!@

gemma parkes said...

No! he shouldn't have to prove anything! tense post Julez! By the way, l love the way you always sharpen up your pictures and put them in borders, l'm not good at that!

Rolling Muse in The Roses said...

My heart was and is in my throat as I read this awesome flash. Julez you literally had me on the edge wit him, hoping he would be able to reach the top. But when he fell my heart screamed no it couldn't happen. Damn Julez this was awesome. I wanted to know more on what happened. Just shows too that love holds no boundaries and to prove ones love and go this far, that love has to be deep and strong. :)