Flash Fiction: Blackouts 2

Flash Fiction: Blackouts 2


Allison had barely recovered from her blackout she when she noticed a poster rolled at the side table. The picture that stared at her as she opened it sent shivers down her spine. In an act of reflex, she shredded the paper violently into pieces; clasping her fingers on her throbbing head, she screamed “No, no, no”.

To an outsider, the picture would have been a picturesque location of a beautiful waterfront. Decked with colorful boats, a background of tall skyscraper buildings and slow waves on which the rays of the sun gleamed. But Allison knew better. That picture held the location of an incident she struggled to erase from her memory. That was where her sister’s cold body was found from an apparent suicide drowning.

How the picture got to Willow’s Place, Allison had no idea. She had rented the house all to herself for the time being. Before her emotions could take a turn for the worse, Allison picked up the phone with trembling hands and dialed a number.
                    “Hello, I need help!”

Word count: 175. This post is in response to Flash Fiction For Aspiring writers and also a sequel to my last week submission, Blackouts. I hope you had a wonderful read. Credit for inspiration goes to the wonderful writers who had written beautifully for this week’s prompt and whose stories inspired me to whip my writing pen.

38 thoughts on “Flash Fiction: Blackouts 2

  1. The next part is now eagerly awaited, Ameena. You’ve written an exciting story with an intriguing ending. I wonder who she’s phoning …? I’d just like to make a suggestion. There’s no need for a question mark at the beginning of your last paragraph. There is no question, just a statement. To be a question it would need to be: How did the poster get to Willow’s place?

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  2. Very suspenseful. I too am wondering who she is calling. I’m looking forward to Part 3. Just wondering if the name of the house is Willow’s Place (needing capitals for both words) or does the house belong to Willow as in Willow’s place? (just need a capital for Willow?) Now to go back and read Part 1!

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  3. I feel like an idiot! After I wrote that comment to you, “Hope you will join us.” That I realized you had joined us and was writing flash fiction with us. My mind must have been in the clouds (probably from lack of sleep. I have been waking up at 2:00 am and 3:00 am!) Luckily, this morning, I woke up at 7:00 am. Yay!! This is a lovely story Ameena and I look forward to more continuations!


  4. Things are not what they seem AT ALL! I wonder how that picture got here, if her sister really did commit suicide, if Allison’s blackouts are just from chronic stress (which is bad enough), and who she’s calling for help. Looking forward to the next piece!

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  5. So glad you did a part 2 and I definitely see a part 3 coming now 🙂 I get the feeling there was more to her sister’s drowning then what is said. Is she calling a psychologist, the Doctor?? Keep writing my friend, curious minds are anxious! 🙂


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