Strange Tracks


Here is this week’s photo prompt for Flash Fiction Friday. I’m again a day late, but I enjoy these prompts so much that I’m posting anyway, and as always, I’m encouraging others to join in, even during NaNo. Trying to keep a story around 100 words is quiet the challenge, but it makes you evaluate each word carefully. Over time, practice with word choice can help make your writing stronger overall. As always, feedback is most welcome, and I enjoy reading others’ work, so post links!

His lungs were burning, but that wasn’t why he had stopped. His feet had been moving so quickly it was a wonder he had seen it at all; his brothers hadn’t. He slowed instantly, light on his feet, and toes the precise line in the icy snow, following it with his disbelieving eyes. There were two of them, about an arm’s length apart, and where they went, the branches and underbrush had been crushed away. He whistled and his two brothers caught themselves up short, turning about to return to him. When their gazes fell upon the strange tracks, their gazes reflected his confusion. Artis transferred his bow to his left hand and bent, tentatively touching the track, as if it might burn him. Lecon turned to take in the path as far as his eyes could see, the wooden beads in his hair  making soft sounds. Then, they glanced at each other, and silently were in agreement. They changed their course, cautiously following the two straight lines.


About WhitneyCarter

Greetings and welcome to Whitney's everything blog! I am a fantasy and erotica writer, an animal lover in the process of transitioning into a vegetarian and eventually vegan lifestyle, a practicing witch and a baby loss mother. Check out Invisible Ink Blog at Check out Ayslyn's Corner at Check out wombs in rebellion at
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5 Responses to Strange Tracks

  1. Tiyana says:

    Hi, Whitney! I loved your story. I felt I was right there with them. 😀

    I wonder what they found…

    • Thanks Tiyana! Honestly, I don’t know what they’ll find at the end. I was thinking it would be a clash of times, but it could be anything, right? 100 words is so open ended… :p

  2. Robin Hawke says:

    Loved this story, I was wondering when someone would address the lines in the snow, Robin

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