Horror and Thriller Flash Fiction posted October 1, 2018


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A Busy Mom's Unspoken Fear

by Y. M. Roger

Fear Flash Fiction - 50 Words Contest Winner 

Terri laughed as eighteen-month-old Robert threw his pacifier.  Again.
 
She tiptoed comically around the corner and returned…to an empty buggy.
 
Looking around frantically, she saw no one.  Heart racing, she ran screaming to the service desk. Terri pounded the countertop, demanding they immediately lock all store entrances.
 
Someone took Robert!

Writing Prompt
Write a flash fiction story of exactly 50 words about fear. The title is not part of the word count. Any genre is acceptable, just be sure the story in some way touches on the topic of fear.

Fear Flash Fiction - 50 Words
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Something similar to this actually happened in a near-by town when my boys were little. The police, who were also called, caught the kidnapper coming out of the public restroom - she had already re-dressed the child and colored his hair. They said the mom saved the child by doing what she did because, at a glance, the child no longer fit the mom's description.
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