Here are the flash fiction submissions to Charli Mills Carrot Ranch last week with the prompt ‘Exhaustion’ some wonderful stories from familiar names.. Annette Rochelle Aben, D. Avery, Charli herself, Norah Colvin, Miriam Hurdle, Ritu Bhathal, Geoff Le Pard, Dorinda Duclos, Anne Goodwin and many more… An anthology of entertaining flash… head over and enjoy..
Exhaustion can grind down even the most energetic person. It fogs the brain and slows the limbs. Slumber, rest, reprieve, all or sought as remedies. Sometimes we get a second wind.
This week, writers overcome exhaustion to write about it. That doesn’t mean these stories will put you to sleep!
The following is based on the April 25, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes exhaustion.
PART I (10-minute read)
Comfort Food by Saifun Hassam
Diamante struggled with the Abbott’s decision. To be a scholar, yes. But to be a priest? He loved to teach the village children. Being a guardian of the ancient temple was fine. He was exhausted emotionally and mentally, trying to find a way out.
From the cliffs overlooking the sea, he trekked down to the ancient temple. He sank into the shadows and fell asleep. A fragrant aroma…
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