This week’s photo prompt is provided by Akshata Ram.
Mitzy’s over-active imagination was in hyper-drive. What would happen if she had to scream for help out here?
Would it be amplified, carried to the closest town? Or would it be absorbed by the snowy tree-tops? Would it perhaps cause an avalanche?
Mindy had other thoughts. “It’s so peaceful out here. Quiet for a playground! I hope Mom and Dad don’t find out we went so far.”
“It’s too quiet,” Mitzy announced. She kicked the mound of snow that Mindy had just formed. Quiet wrapped around them like a false comfort.
“Don’t ruin it all,” Mindy scorned.
Mitzy opened her mouth and let out a piercing scream. A bird fluttered from a tree. No other response was made, but Mindy reacted in kind.
“Stop it, stop it! There’s something wrong with you!”
Quietly, Mitzy answered. “It was just an experiment. See, it’s over. Now I know what would happen.”
*A 149 word story. A weekly photo prompt is provided at Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers and bloggers are challenged to response with a brief, flash-fiction story. It’s a lot of fun seeing how drastically different some of the responses can be. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Thanks for stopping by and reading my flash piece!