Title: In Time of Need
Source: FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2018 WEEK #38
Word count: 175 words
It was a recurring dream, a nightmare really. She walked through fog barely able to see, her next steps uncertain and precarious. Searching. Pursuing and pursued. The dark specter, a constant force, pushing her forward, denying her rest, threatening to overtake her. And then she screamed.
This time she did not wake. The dream was real. Her heart pounded, echoed in her ears, drowned rational thought. Her stomach tightened, choked her throat, cut off her air supply. She gasped and lurched forward, not ready to die. Salvation lay hidden in the fog.
Running now, adrenaline coursing through her body pushing her past her limits, and beyond the edge. Her next step did not hit the ground, she tumbled, falling, reaching, grasping nothing. A hand caught her, suspended in time, she searched the hooded face and saw only darkness.
“I can grant more than Salvation.”
The words filled her head, and she closed her eyes.
“Where is Salvation in your time of need?”
Despair consumed her.
“You only need to say the word.”
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer