#Flashfiction – Into the Dark

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Darkness comes

She gazed into the dark depths of the water.

Why had he done it?

Christmas could be a time of great loneliness for people living alone. The good cheer and smiles of families around them resulting in deep despair.

She had received a call from a friend informing her of the death the previous evening. The body had been in the water for a few days making identification difficult.

Water was destructive.

She signed, recalling the message she had received from him a short while before.

Was it a cry for help? Maybe, but it was too late now.

This 99-word flash fiction was written for Charli Mills’ weekly Flash Fiction Challenge.

November 29, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the phrase “into the dark.” What must a character face? Write about an encounter, journey, relationship, or quest. Follow the ship’s lights on gloomy seas. Go where the prompt leads you.

You can join in the challenge here: https://carrotranch.com/2018/11/29/november-29-flash-fiction-challenge/

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