Flash Fiction For Aspiring Writers: On The Run


I’m trying to blend into the people who are out on Whyte Avenue at night. I’m starving but afraid to stop. I step into a noisy pool hall blending in with a blonde guy and his buddy. We team up and win some money from teams of other Pool players.

I’m near the airport and I sigh at the far walk ahead until I find a bicycle unlocked. I ride hard and buy an early plane ticket to Vancouver. I devour breakfast first.

As I leave the Vancouver airport on the train, I see him. How did Kieran find me? I sob earnestly, as I reach my Motel room.

Kieran catches me leaving after sleeping. He holds me as I shiver at the chemistry between us. I can’t risk being his girl.

” Why are you running Audrey? Don’t you know I’ll always find you? You’re my person, “he murmurs.

“I’m afraid” I whisper ” I’m scared of having a happy life. I’m scared I’ll lose it.”

Kieran grasps my hands, ” Audrey, I  love you and will never leave you. You don’t have to run anymore.” Kieran has said the right thing. I have security.

Word Count: 180 words

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24 thoughts on “Flash Fiction For Aspiring Writers: On The Run”

      1. It was a sweet love story! I use to tell my son that he had a fear of success. I also told him that I believed in him and he started doing awesome! LOL! He doesn’t have that fear anymore! He is a very successful father, husband, and provider. Your story of “fear of happiness” reminded me of him.

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  1. Security is such an important factor in one’s life. I think Audrey found that security when Kieran kept finding her and told her he would keep finding her because he loved her and was never going to leave her. I think she needed to hear that even though she may have already known it. This is a wonderful story showing insecurity, and then believing in security. 🙂

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  2. I hope she does manage to move past her fears and accept his love. Great build up of tension – I really thought she was fleeing from a violent relationship and was very pleased to discover that she wasn’t. 🙂

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