FFfAW-Unusual Company

Angela and I were hiking through the forest on Tiger Throat mountain, on our way to see the stunning waterfall and view at the top.

After about two hours of straight up walking, we both needed a much deserved break. I found a log to sit on and Angela sat on the forest's floor covered with pine needles and leaves from last fall

We sat quietly resting our legs and bums and listened to the only sounds which were the call of the birds. It was such a pleasant and calming feeling. We both weren't in a hurry to resume our hike.

Suddenly, Angela jumped and screamed which made me jump up leaving my heart at the bottom of my stomach.

“What's wrong?” I yelled.

Angela was white as a ghost and gasped the words, “A snake!” She pointed at the tree.

I look up and sure enough. There was a snake. We both dove for our backpacks and ran as fast as we could.

Neither of us took the time to look back.


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Thank you Kecia Spartin for our photo prompt this week!

This is my 173 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It is fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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68 thoughts on “FFfAW-Unusual Company

  1. I wonder if the story could be told from the view of snake.. That would be hilarious.. Running, Jumping Humans. No wonder everyone says they are dangerous.. That will be fun..

  2. He only wanted to say hello and ask you about the current political situation Joy….all day he had sat there waiting for company to turn up and you ran off…lol…enjoyed your tale.

  3. Ugh. That would be the worst part about hiking in jungle like conditions. Snakes gross. And you never know which are harmful and which aren’t.
    We hardly gave them here except a few small ones in the river valley. They slither over the payment and disappear
    My Mom road over one on her bike and shrieked. I never knew we had snakes, or saw them until she rode over one. Thank goodness they are so small here and harmless. I do t know what they do in winter though ?

  4. Dude! I would be so OUTTA there! I wouldn’t be able to scream, but I’d gasp and take off running, without a back pack… yelling back to my friend, there’s a snake! (yes, I’m horrible like that) but I would be in automatic mode. Could you imagine – what about all those snakes we don’t see?

  5. Oh my goodness, good thing Angela spotted it before it attacked either one of you!! You were lulled by the peace and calmness of the birds…fortunately you didn’t take a nap. ๐Ÿ™‚

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