Friday Fictioneers – “Final Sunset”


(Photo Copyright: Rich Voza)

One breathtaking photo.  100 well-chosen words.  The following story was submitted as part of Friday Fictioneers – a weekly fiction contest for writers to hone their skills.  Find other entries by visiting https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com




Final Sunset

“THEY’RE COMING.”

Her text message bounced onto my phone’s glowing screen, causing me to choke on my Sprite. I rolled my eyes as I dabbed at the mess. Susie. What a nut case. I should’ve left her months ago.

A stewardess handed me a napkin with a smirk. “Another, sir?” 

“Yes, please.”

Opening the airplane window, I drank in the golden sunset. So beautiful. But Susie would never see it, tucked away in her shelter.

I laughed, but the sound caught in my throat as I saw a black mass darken the sun.

“THEY’RE COMING.

Regret strangled me.

If only…

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