New Flash Fiction Piece: Waiting for Sunrise

Posted: 10/14/2011 in Fiction, Horror, Writing
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It’s Flash Fiction Friday, and to wind down a long week, I’d like to share Waiting for Sunrise, a flash fiction offering of 55 words.  This bit of micro fiction was written in response to a challenge I came across to write a story of 100 words or less on any topic, with one stipulation: no word can be repeated.  If you like writing flash and want to give this challenge a try, I’d love to see your own dark works!  Feel free to share your stories in the comments, or post a link to your blog or other website, and in the meantime, enjoy!

A purplish cast lightened the night sky.  Sunrise was perhaps thirty minutes away, although time had become meaningless centuries ago.  His grave beckoned, promising cool, dark security.  Millennia stretched out endlessly, offering nothing beyond weariness and insatiable hunger.  He glanced once toward home, then settled down beside an ancient, dying elm to await dawn’s arrival. 


  1. Paul D. Dail says:


    I’m impressed. Of course, I had to make sure first you hadn’t repeated any words (what a challenge, especially with determiners and conjunctions). But then I read it a couple more times for enjoyment. And I loved the images I created in my mind from so few, well-crafted words.

    Have you gone to and included your pieces before? It’s free to submit to their weekly report.

    Paul D. Dail A horror writer’s not necessarily horrific blog

  2. Paul D. Dail says:

    p.s.- I’m definitely going to Tweet this story (for what that’s worth with my 65 followers 🙂

    Paul D. Dail A horror writer’s not necessarily horrific blog

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