Monday’s Finish the Story: Chained and Shackled

2015-06-08-bw-beachamContinued from this story

Zeus was not having a good day and he made sure everyone knew it.” Gregory muttered as he looked up at the lightning through the hole in the roof. He looked down, clueless to why he’d just said that. Johan let out a moan of fright next to him. If he wasn’t chained and shackled, he would put his hand over Johan’s mouth to shut him up.

The door opened, someone walked in, one, two, three, one, two, three, Gregory counted the consistent footsteps. A man arrived before them. He was wearing an Army Uniform, Gregory observed, and his name tag read Benjamin. “Now which one of you is the alien?”

Gregory stared at him, feeling a surge of hope. Could they be victims of a mistaken identity? He turned to Johan. Please don’t show him your antennas, you idiot. He pleaded with his eyes but Johan just stared at Gregory, his lips trembled. He looked like he’s about to cry. Slowly, he turned to Benjamin and revealed his antennas.

(158 words)

Each week, Mondays Finish the Story challenges our minds by providing with a picture along with the first sentence for us to finish the flash fiction with 100 -150 words based on the picture above. I feel like this story is approaching the end really fast.

Wondering why they’re chained and shackled? Read the chain of events that led to this:

  1. The Lone Survivor
  2. Abandoned
  3. The Stake Out
  4. The Fugitive
  5. Panicked
  6. Mmm, Pizza
  7. A Cursed Child
  8. Heartbroken
  9. The Search
  10. Trouble


33 thoughts on “Monday’s Finish the Story: Chained and Shackled

    1. No, Gregory doesn’t sound nice but he’s trying to protect both of them at the moment. That’s why he wanted Johan to shut up because don’t ask don’t tell and Johan’s behavior was giving away quite a bit. Unfortunately, Johan was too scared. After all, he’s still young. I’m looking forward to writing the next installment. Hopefully it will be what I have in mind. Thank you for reading. 🙂

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      1. I’m glad you write them as stand alones as well. I cannot keep up with the stories that continue each week as I read too many stories. Plus, my mind isn’t as sharp as it use to be. I don’t have the time needed to go back and reread each of the stories installments because there are too many continuations going at once.

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