“Flash” was written for Carrot Ranch. We were asked to write about a scene in which a wife might be carried. Thanks, Charli, as always for this opportunity!
There was a fight.
Something stupid. Aren’t all newlywed fights stupid?
Sara tossed down the dishcloth and ran. Moments later the clouds unleashed a torrent of rain, enough to fill the empty gulches, which Sara wouldn’t know. City-born, Sara didn’t understand that the dry riverbeds could fill instantly and sweep everything away.
He could lose her in the breadth of a moment.
Heart clenching, he jostled into his Mac. Scout ran ahead, tracking, despite the rain.
They heard her before they saw her. Her anguished cry rising above the rushing water.
Gratefully, he cradled her before carrying her home.
6 thoughts on “Flash”
Carried away by anger, almost by a flood and finally back home. You really carried that prompt.
Thank you, D. (Pun intended?)
A tense moment, and I liked how you elongated it to build up worry for Sara as her new husband sought her just in time. This could be romance!
Thank you so much, Charli! 🙂
Oooh …loved this one – drama in such a short piece. so good.
Thank you so much, Lisa! 🙂