The ground below might not be considered enemy territory, but it certainly couldn’t be considered anything but hostile.
Colonel Martin had gotten separated from his squadron and had lost his bearings over the North African desert.
With his instrument panel shot to hell and the engine sputtering, Martin knew he didn’t have long to find a place to set his fighter down.
As he dropped lower, he passed over a caravan of nomadic tribesmen. Out here, the locals could be friend or foe. Martin decided on his course of action…
Welcome to the Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture and the written prompt above. Do not include the prompt in your entry. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.
Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level.
Use the comment section below to submit your entry. Entries will be accepted until Tuesday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. No political or religious entries, please. Need help getting started? Read this article on how to write flash fiction.
On Wednesday afternoon, we will open voting to the public with an online poll so they may choose the winner. Voting will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday. On Saturday morning, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature.
Once a month, the admins will announce the Editors’ Choice winners. Those stories will be featured in an anthology like this one. Best of luck to you all in your writing!
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