Flash Fiction Star: Rich Meyer

Congratulations go out to Rich Meyer; his was chosen by readers as the favorite entry in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge.

The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.

Without further ado, here’s the winning entry:


Photo by K.S. Brooks

Into Thin Air
by Rich Meyer

“Where’d they go?” Tony whispered, grasping his pistol tighter.

“I dunno,” Marco breathed, peering warily into the evening mist.

Marco nudged Tony. “Over there!”

Marco’s head indicated a shadowy form about fifty yards away in the darkness.

Tony raised his silenced 9mm. The shadow showed no response to the three abrupt pops.

“You missed!” Marco snarled.

“No way!” Tony hissed.

Marco turned to his left as he saw another shadow in the mist, this one about thirty yards away. Without stopping he raised his own pistol and quickly fired three silenced shots. Again, no response from the shadow.

Tony turned to see the shadow Marco fired on, then spun his head back to the other, only to find it was much closer now…only about ten yards away. It looked like one of the kids from the car.

“Enough of this!” Tony emptied his gun into the form, but with no effect. “Huh?” he said incredulously.

Marco looked to see if Tony had hit his target, and when he turned back, the shadowy form was now only ten feet away from them. It was one of the kids. But he looked different. Bad different. Very bad.

“Tony…?” Marco said, trying not to take his eyes from the form. He heard a groan and a wet thud. He turned to see Tony on the ground. Both halves of Tony.

Marco saw eyes of the figure glow bright red. He felt the searing cold as it cut into him from behind. Then…nothing.

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