Operation: Recover Home – Flash Fiction Challenge

Title: Operation: Recover Home
Source:  Flash Fiction Challenge
Prompt: Write a story that declares, shield your face.
Word count:  99 words

person welding gray metal equipment

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Heavy metal blared, drowning the crackling and buzzing, as sparks flew. The fiery shower bounced on the cement floor.


Switching off the torch, he pushed his heavily gloved hand against his forehead, lifting the face shield. Except for the music in his helmet, the garage was silent. Hot wind blasted through the open door.

He was alone.

Desperation clutched his heart. Glancing at his watch he assessed his chances of completing the needed repairs. He couldn’t stay. He had to find the passage home.

“Shield your face. Return to me.”

“I’m coming.”

Or I’ll die trying, he vowed.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

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