Congratulations to Marjorie McCoy, who claims victory as the readers’ choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge.
The winning entry is recognized 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 story:
by Marjorie McCoy
He was ice cold. Fear gripped me as I felt for a pulse. There was none. I looked around and noticed even more people were missing. They had to be somewhere on the plane. I mean we are up in the air. Where could they have gone? I stood up and started to search the plane. People just don’t disappear in thin air. I walked from the tail end up to the cockpit. I checked the overhead baggage…why I don’t know; a person couldn’t fit in there. There were only two places I hadn’t checked, the cargo hold and the cockpit. I tried to open the cockpit door but it wouldn’t budge. I decided to check the cargo hold because let’s face it all those people couldn’t be in the cockpit. So I went into the cargo hold. It was dark down there. I couldn’t see my hand in front of my face. Then I saw the light and went towards it. As I stood there something compelled me to enter the light. What was beyond that light I didn’t know but there was one way to find out. I stepped through and…