The Scavenger Hunt –FFfAW-Week of 08-25-2015

FFfAW-Week of 08-25-2015

28th Challenge for

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Dawn M. Miller.


The Scavenger Hunt

By Teresa Dean Smeigh

copyright August 2015

“Susan, you are going on a scavenger hunt. See those boots? When you are done counting to 200, you will go to the boots and pick up the trail.”

Susan closed her eyes and Danny took off towards the boots and around the curve.

“200, I’m coming!”

She ran to the boots and there was an arrow pointing down the trail. She went that way and came across Danny’s shirt with another arrow pointing straight ahead. She followed the trail to the next curve and found Danny’s shorts. The arrow on the shorts pointed down a dirt path and she started to follow that.

The shade of the trees was cool and she walked 100 feet or so into the woods. She spotted water glittering in the sun through the trees and a waterfall. She turned the last turn and found Danny standing under the waterfall. She hoped he had his boxers on, but they were laying on the ground.

“Come on in Susan the water is fine.”


Guide for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

1. A prompt photo will be provided each Tuesday to be used as a base to your story. Please include the photo prompt with your story.

2. Linking for this challenge begins on Tuesday and runs to the following Tuesday.

3. Please credit photo to photographer.

4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try and stay within this limit.

5. Pingback to the challenge post in your story’s post.

6. This is a flash fiction challenge (stories in 100-175 words or less) and each story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Therefore, no serial (continuation) stories. They become too complicated for our readers.

7. Add your story to the InLinkz Link-up (Blue Froggy button).

About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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17 Responses to The Scavenger Hunt –FFfAW-Week of 08-25-2015

  1. angietrafford says:

    This is such a good idea 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Great story Tessa. When I got to the end I thought, “I hope Susan isn’t a little girl.” LOL! Great story! Thank you for participating in the FFfAW challenge!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Hi Tessa, great take on this prompt, enjoyed how you took us on the trail with you….does she jump in with her boxers on?


  4. Susan Langer says:

    Cute story. I love scavenger hunts. That was a good take on the prompt. Almost like playing Spin The Bottle and taking off a piece of clothes with each spin. Funny. 🙂


  5. Ha! My mind immediately went there when she found his shirt. I thought to myself “Ooh, it’s that kind of game.” ;-D I hope she likes him romantically or platonically (best friends), but either way, this sounds fun! Oh, and hopefully, nothing is in the water 😛


  6. Wow! It ended so well. Good she followed the trail.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. afairymind says:

    Somehow I get the feeling that Danny’s wanting more than just a swim! A fun story, Tessa. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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