I've been inspired by Madison Woods Blog, particularly her weekly "Friday Fictioneers" Flash Fiction challenge. So I thought I'd have a go! (Here's hoping I get this right!). The challenge is to write a 100 word (give or take) piece of flash fiction inspired by her photo prompt. I post a link to Madison's story here, and post my story here.
(I would love to receive some constructive criticism on this, I am striving to improve my skills!).
The ship shudders as another explosion rips through it.
“Oh God, oh God, oh God” Jade mutters over and over again, the tears in her eyes blurring the vision of the console she so desperately clings to.
“Abandon Ship! Abandon Ship!” orders the tall burly Captain, grabbing a large pulse rifle and hurriedly punching keys on the wall.
“But Captain, the radiation! We’ll have to suit up!” she cries in disbelief.
“There‘s no time!” yells the Captain. As the doors hiss open, he scoops her tiny frame up in one sturdy arm and whisks her through the doors and out into the unknown.