Written for multiple writing prompts:

FOWC with Fandango — Stability

This is my 175 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt that is kindly photographed by our participants and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It’s fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, clickHERE.

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By Neel Anil Panicker

Raphael moved the curtains aside and peeped out. Nothing met his eyes; there was no view.

Gone were the everyday signs of stability that met his eyes___the beautifully laid out rose garden; gone too were the tall cinder trees that ran along its edges; also the looming spires of St. Thomas Catholic Church, the place that otherwise would be choc-a-bloc with Sunday morning worshippers.

Instead, all that greeted him was a thick hazy blanket of mist. It was as if someone had taken an eraser and rubbed clean the face of the earth leaving only an eye shadow.

As the day crawled forth Raphael felt an increasing bony chill run down his spine as he watched with horror the distant horizon and wondered whether the sun would make an attempt to pierce through the maze and obliterate this white carpet of nothingness.

It was then that his faith began to ebb as the most reputed doctor in town slowly began to realize that if the weather gods played truant any further he would soon die.


4 thoughts on “neelwrites/slowdeathofadoctor/TTC/FOWC/storystarter/11/09/2018

  1. syncwithdeep

    “It was as if someone had taken an eraser and rubbed clean the face of the earth leaving only an eyeshadow.” I fell for these lines. Beautiful description, Neel.

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  2. Great story, Neel! Very different and ominous!

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  3. Sounds like the beginning of a horror movie!


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