I wrote a flash fiction piece on Friday for, you guessed it, Flash! Friday. It wasn’t a very good piece, but that’s alright. It’s still fun to participate. To see the prompt and see all the other stories written, click here: http://flashfriday.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/flash-friday-18/

Part of the reason that it isn’t very good is because it isn’t a complete story. The trick with flash fiction is to write a complete story, however long or short it is. But in my piece, there are a lot of questions that are left unanswered. So, I’m asking for your help. What happens next?

Here’s what I have so far:


“Away we go
Wherever and however
The wind decides to blow
Like dust above
The dust below”

“Come on Jeff, just shut up will you?”

Jeff stopped strumming his guitar and looked up. “I believe I was brought on this expedition to keep everyone’s spirits up. Singing songs is a -”

“There is no expedition anymore! We’re never going to find what we came for now. Everyone is gone, and we are drifting over a desert! Or had you forgotten that in your eternal optimism? There’s just you, me, this balloon, and your damn guitar. Which, by the way, will be the first thing to go if we need to drop ballast.”

Jeff kept a firm grip on his guitar he stood up in the shaky basket. “I know we’re alone, Sam. But we don’t know the others are dead. They might be looking for us as we look for them. And don’t give up on finding that temple. You never know what’s just over the horizon, or behind the next hill.”

“I’d be happy if we could just find the end of this desert.” Sam grumbled as he turned away.

“Wait! Look there! Do you see? What it that?”

So, what did Jeff and Sam see? What happened to the rest of the group? What was the temple the expedition was looking for? Was it ever found? Do Jeff and Sam ever make it out of the desert?


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