I decided to take part in the Knights of Micro Fiction contest this month, hosted by the awesome Kathy at Imagine Today and Jess at Write.Skate.Dream. Go and check out both their blogs if you don't know them and join in the challenge if you fancy it! They post a story prompt on the 13th of each month and participants have until 11.59pm on the 15th to post their entries. By the 17th, two winners will be chosen to be featured on their blogs. Here's this month's prompt:
Write a 200 word or less, flash fiction beginning with this phrase: Her eyes shot open....
You are free to change the gender and the POV if you want to.
Here's my entry of exactly 200 words. I had half an hour to write it as I was at my daughter's sports day this morning and I edited it over lunch. All feedback welcome!
Her eyes shot open, then closed again. She hadn’t expected blinding sunlight, and her fuzzy mind tried to retreat into oblivion. But she knew something was wrong, so she slid one eye open to find clouds instead and leaves in her peripheral vision.
She sat up and tried to work out why she was in a forest clearing, panic rising within her as she realised she had no idea what had happened last night. Had she been violated, left for dead?
Although she was in one piece, it didn’t mean something bad hadn’t happened. The first thing to do was get home, then get herself checked out by a doctor. She stood up unsteadily.
At the edge of the clearing, her phone rang. She didn’t recognise the number and answered warily.
“Hi, it’s Davey.” Ah... “Are you OK?”
“Not really. I’m in a forest.”
“Yeah, sorry about that. We left the party together, but you passed out. Then my girlfriend showed up at the house and phoned because I wasn’t there. I panicked and ran back. Do you want some help?”
“No thanks, I’ll manage.” She hung up and reminded herself not to go to any more student parties.