Guest Post: Flash Fiction by Wendy Reid – Continuation of the Winning “Sunshine” post

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Huddled behind a jetting outcrop, she pressed her knees to her chest so hard that her muscles ached. With shoulders hunched against the frigid cold of the moonlit desert, she put her hands up to her ears in the hopes to stop the cold wind from entering her head. The sand under her bottom was bitter cold and hard as ice, a far cry from its daylight properties.

Facing eastward, she watched as the orange ball slowly appeared over the horizon. Nikki had never been happier to see the sun shine and feel the heat of its rays.

She crawled out from her shelter and rested her back against the cold hard rock as she waited for the miraculous orange ball to come to her rescue.  Watching the light race over the desert towards her, her heart thumped in anticipation of the long awaited relief.  She had been waiting for what seemed like one hundred earth years, to return to her place of birth.

The hot rays began to envelope her body, starting at her toes and working their way up, and she screamed out in agony as her flesh sizzled and darkened, before turning to ash that the desert wind whipped away in tornado like fashion.

She would be warm again for another thousand years…or until the next time she was expected to pay for the sins of her father once again.

Wendy Reid


Wendy is an award winning author who resides in Quebec, Canada with her husband of 25 years and her 3 grown children.  “A Mother’s Love” is a thriller that is NOT for the faint of heart and “Bedtime Stories” is a collection of 10 erotic short stories, including 3 from the award winning series “The Devil & Mrs. Jones”.  (Literotica’s best Erotic Horror for 2003)



9 responses to “Guest Post: Flash Fiction by Wendy Reid – Continuation of the Winning “Sunshine” post

  1. Fabulous story. I want to know more.

  2. Good story … I want to know the backstory now! 🙂

    • Sorry Widdersins, but as of yet, there is no backstory. Jennifer is trying to talk me into writing a novel around it. I might one day. I’ve already got two in the works now. Thanks for your comment! 🙂

  3. Nice piece, Wendy! Another solid tale from you…

  4. Congrats, Wendy! Loved your entry.

  5. Great post and I loved the pic