Flash Fiction: Light Over Darkness

Beauty surrounded her. Vibrant greens, bold pinks, and majestic purples. The garden also lived inside, with lovely arrangements adorning the entry way and dining hall, projecting a hint of civility in the staid interior.

Abigail loved the garden, feeling light and free among the delicate beauty of the flora. She preferred the out of doors where she could create unfettered. The ambient light chased away the darkness that lay dormant inside. It constantly stalked her, waiting for the perfect moment to attack, dragging her into the abyss.

She clung desperately to the color and the light.  As long as she had them, the darkness could not win, the amassed blue pills would remain unnecessary.

This is in response to the 32nd Challenge for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers.  The challenge is to write a short story of 100 – 125 words in response to the prompt photo.  This week’s photo is courtesy of Graham Lawrence.

My contribution is 118 words.  I hope you enjoy!


16 comments on “Flash Fiction: Light Over Darkness

  1. Even just a slight ray of light can keep the shadows away. She must keep painting and cling to the light in her heart😊

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  2. I hope the darkness doesn’t win please!

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  3. Susan Langer says:

    Well written. I like the way you played the light and colors off of the darkness. 🙂

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  4. You have set up a beautiful garden scene and even inside! I too like the way you use light and colors to keep her depression at bay. Lovely story! Welcome to Flash Fiction to Aspiring Writers! I hope we will get to read more from you.

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  5. afairymind says:

    I hope the light and beauty of her garden manages to keep the darkness at bay! A well written piece. 🙂

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  6. Ameena k.g says:

    Aw, nothing like a dose of sunshine and nature to ease away the darkness. I love how you built up the story with beautiful descriptions.

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  7. Graham Lawrence says:

    Very powerful words in a nice story!

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