Panic~99 Words

Time was running out for Shane. Panic would set in quickly so she had to work hard and finish before the inevitable paralysis set upon her. Now it had become the fuel that drove her to gallop ahead despite the grip of her condition.


Trauma, a fickle storm that assaults her being from every side. Love for the wild though has pierced through that veil and transmuted her fears into empowerment. These wellsprings of energy last for a limited time but that’s okay. She will finish her garden. Fill it with flowers and veggies. The survivor will thrive.


© Carol Campbell

Carrot Ranch Communications

February 24: Flash Fiction Challenge

Charli writes:

February 24, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about galloping. It doesn’t have to be about horses. Is galloping a burst of energy, a run for freedom? Or is it a sense of urgency that borders on anxiety to get tasks accomplished? Explore the motion in different ways — a galloping stride, a galloping relationship or a galloping mind.

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Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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16 thoughts on “Panic~99 Words”

  1. I love the panic…. I have a intense love for the garden as well. There are so many ‘necessaries’ a gardener seems to place on plants that will tend to grow in the wild… if we just leave them alone. I sometimes amuse myself!

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