Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: The Story of a Jogger


wpid-photo-20150823123622187I’ve jogged this very route everyday for three years and never have I seen anything as what I’m about to tell you. It was a pair of old boots, placed neatly in the middle of my jogging path, as though someone had purposefully took it off and placed it there.

I stopped, unplugged my earbuds, and looked down at the boots. I glanced around, searching for any kind of clues. Could this be some kind of trap? I wondered. As far as I know, this is a fairly good neighborhood and I am too ordinary of a person to witness a murder or any kind of catastrophe. Only a special person would have the privilege of that position.

Quietly, I stepped onto the unruly side of the path. You are not nosy, I told myself. You’re just investigating as a worried citizen. I took deep breaths as I ventured farther from the path. You are prepared for this. It was then I hear this mush sound beneath my feet and peeked down. No, I’m not prepare for this. 

(~175 Words)

I am participating in Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writer, where we write a piece between 100 and 150 words (more or less 25 words) in length inspired by the photo prompt above.

26 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: The Story of a Jogger

    • Probably there’s been a murder like all those crime-solving TV shows. 😀 I like those lines too, most likely it’s the first thought that it pops into a nosy person’s brain. Thanks for reading.

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  1. Great story Yinglan! When you said, “I am too ordinary of a person to witness a murder or any kind of catastrophe. Only a special person would have the privilege of that position,” I should have known that exactly what it would be! LOL! Well done! Thank you for participating in the FFfAW challenge!

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    • Heart beating is what I was aiming for. Thank you for reading and thanks for pointing that out. I had “prepared” at first but for some reason, I took out the “d” in the final take. Also, I’m not sure if anyone can prepare to witness something so horrifying either, at least when it’s unscripted. Thanks again for reading.

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  2. Haha, one can never be prepared enough for the journey I believe your character is about to embark on. Great take on the prompt. And that first paragraph, after reading to,I knew this was going to be an awesome story. 🙂

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    • I think my reaction would be immobile with my chest pounding out of my chest and trembling hands. I think others may scream because they just saw evidence of a gruesome murder, with gooey stuff scattered all over. I want to continue but I’m not good at writing the crime solving part, only the mystery part of the story. Thank you for reading. 🙂

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