Strings

Week 11 of Flash Fiction Writing Challenge,
a writing prompt by 
Pia at Finally Unchained
This week’s prompt was: Strings.

They were invisible, but since the accident, he could see them; thin, glowing strings of light that connected every being on earth. Blue threads were friends, green ones were family, and red ones, attached straight from one heart to another, were soulmates.

He had been alone, and without purpose, so he followed his red line for hundreds of miles only to end at a drain in the curb. He sighed, sat down, and cried.

“Mew,” a little squeak came from the drain. He rescued the small, soaked kitten and held it to his chest.

His purpose was found.

5 thoughts on “Strings

  1. This was cute and adorable and I loved it so much. The idea of the strings were so creative, and it’s one of the best short stories I’ve read in a while. I know I already said this, but I just loved it so much. It made me smile the first, second, third and fourth time.

    1. Oh my goodness, Thank you so much! It makes me extremely giddy that you enjoy this story so much!
      This one was fun to write and very difficult to keep in the word limit of the competition.
      Thank you, thank you, thank you. Best review I’ve ever received <3

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