Bolt Flash Fiction: Strike 24

Start your engines and write us your best 100 word flash fiction story based on this picture, inspired by Havok’s “Inferno” issue. What’s the emergency? Where’s the fire truck headed? You tell us! Post your stories in the comment section for the chance to have it featured on next week’s Bolt Flash Fiction Strike or for the chance to have it published in one of our magazines.


This week’s featured story titled Freedom by M. Carpenter. Check it out below!

FZ06BEDMFEWhen I found this old windmill, I knew exactly what had to be done.

The past reeked havoc within me far too long. Every wrong, every bad decision- all individual links in a chain of pain wrapped around my heart. Regret had its talons so deep in my soul it would take an act of God to remove them. And He did.

This was a repentance memorial.

I found the song on my iPod and pressed play. Burning Down the House blared through my headphones.

Don Quixote would’ve been proud.

Make sure to check back with us next week for another prompt and another featured story! Havok’s “Inferno” issue submission deadline is fast approaching. Check out the submission guidelines here in time to make the November 6th, 2015 deadline.

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One comment on “Bolt Flash Fiction: Strike 24
  1. Carol Kanthan says:

    (Word count 61)

    The fire engine roared up the hill like some kind of devil, its siren rushed on the wind between the skyscrapers, a soulless dirge now familiar in the heatwave, the smell of smoke thick and stifling billowed from a block of units. A mother dangled a toddler from an open window while people waited below arms outstretched to catch the child.

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