For Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction Challenge.
The wolves came in. That’s what happens when you leave the front door open at night, which is exactly what I did. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
I was in the kitchen warming up some midnight milk for myself when I saw their shadows slinking along the hallway, breaking up the moonbeams across the floor. I heard their panting, smelled breath most foul. I froze, of course. But–and I guess this was stupid of me but I still had my wits about and what else was I to do with them–I tried to figure out just by looking at their shadows if these wolves were scared, bored, or hungry.
You’d think the hungry ones are the most dangerous, but these aren’t ordinary wolves. And if they were bored, I was as good as dead.
Very quietly, I shut off the gas. Stove dials would make too much noise, and so would my bunny slippers. I slid the biggest knife we had from its place in the wooden holder with the brood of ducks on it before I realized that one, I tended to focus on the most mundane things when I am scared, and two, I sure as hell didn’t know how to wield a knife.
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I continued this story on my blog. Thank you for the wonderful beginning!
Thank you very much 🙂 I’m sorry I’m late with mine! Just catching up with all my other things :))
Hi, I added to your story for round three.
Hey, thanks a bunch! 😀
http://pastebin.com/qiV4MKpE I picked up part 4
Heeeeeey, thanks! I hadn’t even heard of these second and third versions :))