Story Painter is a blog for newbie author/illustrators to learn more about their craft. I have lot to share about writing for children and a lot to learn about illustrating. Perhaps we can share the journey together.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Independence Day Flash Fiction Blog Fest
I'm participating in Ali's Flash Fiction Blog Fest.
The theme is:It's Independence day and something unexpected happens . . .
Here's what happened in my twisted brain:
Lights flashed overhead in brilliant cascades of red, blue and green, the crowd yelled and cheered, but I didn’t hear anything but my own panicked heart. “Logan,” I cried, searching through a sea of faces all bent to the sky. The touch of his little fingers in mine was still there. How could he just disappear? Panicked, I pushed through the crowd. The sound of rusty hinges from a park swing pulled me toward the playground.
“Ma’m is this your son?” someone said. I swung around to see a young man in military clothing holding Logan’s hand.
“Oh Sweetie,” I cried. I clutched his little body to mine and he hugged me just as tight. I looked up with tears in my eyes to thank the boy, but he was nowhere in sight.
Standing, I said, “Logan, where is the man who brought you
“Right over here, Mommy,” he said, leading me to a statue of three soldiers saluting the flag.
Interested in reading other entries. The other blogs are listed in the side column. Have fun.