Carrot Ranch · writing

Watching From Above, Waiting

Written for the August 2nd Flash Fiction Challenge



peering through his scope at the landscape below
looking at
an encampment, an encampment of one
that almost went unnoticed.
a flax coloured tent with a muted hue, sombre. quietly
blending into the background,
perfectly camouflaged.
a cold camp, no fire and the only sign of life is a yellow dog
stretched out and still
near an assortment of gear, stacked to one side
it has to be him
it must be Munroe
nothing to do now except stand by,
Munroe will be back.
a disturbance  from behind, then a voice, whispers,
“Hullo, Sutherland. What took you so long?”


The prompt and instructions were:

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a yellow tent. Where is it and who does it belong to? Think of how the colour adds to the story. Go where the prompt leads.

10 thoughts on “Watching From Above, Waiting

  1. I found this very intriguing; I wasn’t quite sure which direction it should follow from where you ended.

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  2. A tantalising snippet. Munroe has been expecting Sutherland, but why? I wonder who has, and who should have, the upper hand in this game of cat and mouse.

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