Blood in its wake #flashfiction #newcago #noir

fleeting-copyright-indira-mukherjee (2)

I stood in a daze my mouth agape

out of nowhere came a colorful bus travelling much too fast

Its wheels barely touching the pavement.

I heard a woman scream and then saw her emerge from the bus’ bloody wake

Staggering, she strained toward the guarded doorway

Never acknowledging my presence, she pled with the stoic, holographic image

“Please grant me entrance. I am wounded.”

I shook my head in sadness. ” Poor soul- death’s fog is rolling in.”

To my surprise the barricaded door opened

she stumbled over the threshold

With not a moment of thought, I entered behind her

Thanks to Indira for the Photograph: “Fleeting”-copyright-indira-mukherjee

(I doctored up the coloring to give the red highlights)

Thanks to Rochelle who manages a bus load of Flash Fictioneers each week and keeps us on our toes. This week is no exception – Join Us as we strive to write something in 100 words!

NewCago is a noir, metropolitan area that is plagued with a string of perhaps para normal bad guys. Sam (a private detective) seems to be the only one who can stay alive long enough to protect the citizens. How long can his luck last???

Last week Sam faced up with a holographic guard who was guarding a passageway the Sam somehow knew he must enter. Follow Sam inside as he unravels the death and deception in New Cago.

Week 13 Holographic Deception

Here’s a list of the previous stories (the clues were week 11 & 12)

Week 10 in Newcago Serial No Dial Tone

Week 9 in Newcago serial Gathering Bodies

Week 8 in Newcago serial No place to hide

Week 7 in Newcago serial They were Pink

Week 6 In Newcago Serial You poison filled wasps

Week 5 in Newcago Serial The Doom Cycle

Week 4 in Newcago Serial Helpless

Week 3 in Newcago Serial When the Lights Go On

week 2 in Newcago Serial  Can’t Kill The Thirst

Week 1 in Newcago Serial Secret Weapon

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. One of the many exciting things I've had the honor of doing is writing with an E. African team that is developing elementary curriculum for African children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children (on all continents) who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

35 thoughts on “Blood in its wake #flashfiction #newcago #noir

  1. I love film noir and this captures the loneliness and helplessness. I should go back and read all your entries to see the whole picture. Love how you marred the given picture too!


  2. That anonymous was me. I’m finding the site a bit difficult, took ages to load and then I have to fill in all my details, no idea why, I comment most weeks don’t I? 😉


  3. the mystery keeps building.. I saw this picture and instantly felt it would be a great fit for NewCago story.. The tinkering with the photo also blends well with the story..


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