This week's Red Writing Hood throw-down was to write a piece of Flash Fiction on the theme of "Life." We were given 300 words. Since I often write about that much, I'm going to try to make my story 100 words. This is another story about Rachel, from last week's prompt.
Rachel sat, planted on the grass. The hills melted into each other, as the sky puddled to dusk.
The music lifted, hushing the crowd.
Could I have been?/A parking lot attendant/Could I have been?/A millionaire in Bel Air?
It washed over her, as it always did. Leaning back, she closed her eyes.
Dark clouds may hang on me sometimes/But I’ll work it out/Then I look up at the sky.
She scanned the horizon, seeking Andromeda. The Greek princess, now suspended in the sky for eternity. Her name meant “She who has bravery in her mind.”
Falling out of a world of lies…Could I have been anyone other than me?
She smiled to herself, and whispered, "Yes."
Okay, a little over 100 words....All lyrics courtesy of the The Dave Matthews Band.