This was a piece I entered into the String-of-10 FIVE Flash Fiction contest, which was hosted by Flash Fiction Chronicles back in 2013. The entries were restricted to 250 words or less and required the use of at least four of ten pre-chosen words within. Using the specific words was easy, but forcibly editing down to that word count was painstakingly brutal!
Also, I read that Death was a major theme when it came to Flash Fiction. Something about the ease of being able to flesh out the topic in such a short blurb. I decided to challenge myself and focus on a different topic. Needless to say, I didn't place in the contest, but I was honestly pleased with what I had eventually submitted. Hopefully you enjoy: