Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2013: The Big Reveal

For the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2013 I will be doing flash fiction pieces inspired by ghosts and spirits around the world. Around 100 words each. Here’s a longer tale (240 words) to wet your appetite; a tale inspired by the Jersey Devil (American).

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The Jersey Devil, the inspiration for the team...

The Jersey Devil, the inspiration for the team’s current name. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke had asked Jessie to meet him in the woods behind his house in the small northern Delaware town after dinner. The grass, wet from the morning’s spring rain, allowed her to sneak up on him as the sun was setting, “Hey handsome!”

“Hey beautiful,” he dodged her kiss.

“What’s up?” she asked nervously hoping he wasn’t about to break up with her. Jessie felt Luke was the one; she desperately wanted him to propose.

“I got into Rochester, great scholarship even.” Luke admitted trying to muscle up some courage to break things off with Jessie. Luke didn’t think the whole long distance relationship thing would work plus he wanted to try his luck with the girls at college. But Jessie had been good to him and he thought it would be better to break things off before summer so they could both have that summer fling to get over each other.

“Gre…” before Jessie could finish congratulating Luke; a blood-curdling scream interrupted her, “What was that?”

“I don’t know, but let’s get out of here.” Luke grabbed Jessie’s shaking hand and headed towards his house. As the shriek sounded again, they began running towards the clearing. Jessie tripped in the twilight shadows. When she looked up to grab Luke’s outstretched hand, a winged creature with an open mouth of sharp teeth came swooping down from the trees, snatching his hand like an eagle snatches a salmon out of water.

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11 thoughts on “Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2013: The Big Reveal

  1. big fan of supernatural and paranormal so I’ll be back through Aprli daily!

  2. Dani says:

    LOVE ghosts, ghouls, and paranormals things.

  3. ooooooooooooooohhh! i am so in for this…

    Jeremy [Retro] #66
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host
    Oh No, Let’s Go… Crazy

  4. jesstopper says:

    As someone who lived in South Jersey for many years, I am very excited to read all about my favorite Devil! Anytime I drive past the pine barrens, I shiver! Cool topic – best of luck!

  5. Yay for flash fiction!

    A to Z #536

  6. Tarkabarka says:

    Yes! Like! Happy A to Z!

  7. Tracy says:

    I love Flash Fiction and as a Jersey Girl, I love your inspiration for today’s post.
    A2Z Mommy And What’s In between

  8. GREAT!! I am looking forward to this one!

  9. minalobo says:

    Yowsa! Mega creepy!

  10. jocelynrish says:

    Jersey Devils are freaky looking! Love the various ways people are being inspired to write flash fiction. Best of luck!

  11. Damyanti says:

    I did flash fiction for the last two AZs. Wish you luck with this one 🙂 — you’ll get loads of love for your writing.

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