Judith Garcia Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Judith Garcia is the Readers’ Choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with a special feature here today. (In the case of a tie, the writer who submitted an entry first is the winner per our rules.)

Without further ado, here’s the winning entry:


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by Judith Garcia

I heard the roar of the engine as the car went over the edge. The car crashing through brush, the thud of boulders rolling down the hillside. But now I hear nothing. Silence. Frightening, lonely silence. I am lying in tall green grass beneath a bright blue sky. I cannot move, can’t even turn my head. Am I destined to die here? Will Stephen mourn my death? No, not after I told him I would rather be alone the rest of my life than spend another minute with him. Now I have what I said I wanted. To be left alone. But not like this. Oh, please, not like this. Okay, so I ruined his miserable life, but I don’t deserve this. Alone in a canyon, unable to move or even call out for help… Enough! Enough of the self-pity. There is supposed to be something good in the worst situation. One positive thing. Okay, got it. It is not raining. No rain is a plus. It’s a long shot, but if the weather holds a hiker just might find me. Uh, oh… Did I feel a drop just then?

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