ATA Flash Fiction 2019-01

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Well, we're off to an interesting start this year. We had two entries that were delightful!

The Prompt:

Northern lights over the water

Writers were challenged with creating a 150-300 word story inspired by the above picture (courtesy of

Mark A Morris - Your story was tense and intense. I like the way you set the story up with tension from the title and the idea that the protagonist was dealing with an emotional time-bomb, one he is trying to avoid, but it might already be too late.

Bill Engleson - Your story was a delightful fish story, but you also included some excellent subterfuge. There were a few phrases that left me wondering if, perhaps, they were the last two men on Earth -