Flash Fiction Friday on Wednesday – Fireworks

Let’s do ten minutes today, since I am totally unprepared.  It’s the fourth of July, so let’s think about fireworks.  Go!

John’s grip tightened on my wrist as he pulled me up the slope.  A tree branch snagged my sweater.

“Slow down,” I shouted.

“Come on,” John laughed.  “We’re almost there.”

The dried leaves on the forest floor cracked beneath my sneakers.  A cricket chirped in the distance.

“If you could just tell me where we’re going?”

“Then it wouldn’t be a surprise.”

The moonlight cast flickering shadows as the treetops swayed in the breeze.  He slowed, and took my hands in his.  John’s eyes consumed me.  His smile drained any sense of anger over my pulled sweater.

“Are you ready?” he asked.

“For what?”

He gently led me from the trees, to the edge of a precipice.  The drop seemed miles below.  Twinkling lights and movement and a distant sound of laughter rose from the world beneath us.

“Where are…”

English: Fireworks

Fireworks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A dull thud sounded from below, and a gasp rang out from the distant crowd.  A red starburst filled the sky, followed by a yellow.  The rattle of the fireworks barraged my ears, but I was too awestruck to notice.  They blazed and dazzled before me, as I stared not up— but out.

“John, this is amaz…” I gasped.  My fingers covering my lips.

John knelt beside me on one knee, a small box in his hand.  His smile sparkled amongst the flashes lighting up his face.  “Claire, I have a question for you.”


20 responses to “Flash Fiction Friday on Wednesday – Fireworks

  1. really sweet and romantic

  2. Awwww … that’s sweet.

  3. So, is anyone going to see fireworks tonight

  4. So sweet! A great flash for the holiday. 🙂

  5. Simply amazing. Learning to write fiction myself, I have a greater appreciation for clarity like yours and great punctuation. Thank you for sharing. 😀


  6. Robert Gregory

    Aww… Even melts the heart of curmudgeon like myself. 🙂 Very nice,

  7. How sweet! Love it.

  8. This gave me an idea. I think I’ll make myself write freely for 10 minutes everyday – timed. Thanks!

  9. Hi Jennifer

    You write good stuff up here, so please keep penning and keep inspiring! 🙂

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    Thank you again and I wish you a lovely day! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  10. Love it. So sweet. 🙂