Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction: Transition

Inspired by Carrot Ranch’s Flash Fiction challenge prompt,, My 99 words on the theme of escape, and for once I am not falling back on poetry


Laying on the bed I couldn’t believe today had actually come. Looking out the window I could just make out the sea. The south coast of England held so many memories for me from childhood to adult and now this. Slowly those thoughts drifted in to the grey mist of induced sleep.

I woke up in bright lights. ‘You’re all done. Mister.’ It felt like my chest had been flattened by a bus, but it was flat and I was released from my past. In a drowsy haze of morphine fog I welcomed the freedom to live as me.


6 thoughts on “Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction: Transition

  1. I’m impressed that a poet let go of form to embrace the story of 99 words. 😉 And what a powerful story, too. I love how the story feels like a winding down toward death but becomes rebirth. Well done!

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