Genre Scribes: Friday Fiction Writing Challenge #28 — Damage

Happy New Year, everyone! Welcome to the first Friday Fiction Writing Challenge of 2020! (Here’s a complete list of all the posts so far.) Feel free to join in.

Before we jump into this week’s post, I’d like to say a huge thank you to Chris, Gordon, and Violet for their excellent contributions last week. Great stuff everyone, you rock!

This week’s random word is: Damage


Blood roared in Amy’s ears. Her view ahead obscured by her hair hanging limply toward the roof. Metal creaked and groaned. Please, don’t let it roll again.

“This is what I get for agreeing to a female pilot,” croaked the man beside her.

Amy snapped her head to the dickhead. “We were shot out of the fucking sky.” She narrowed her eyes. “Friends of yours?”

Kelvin, the dickhead, tilted his head and smiled at her. Actually smiled at her like he was being charming. “Who says they were after me? A woman like you must have enemies.”

Amy lurched for the son-of-a-bitch and instantly regretted it when the harness compressed her ribs. White-hot pain shot across her chest.

“Let’s agree to disagree on who did what.” Kelvin braced a hand down on the ceiling while he used the other to disengage the harness. He landed in an inelegant heap with a thud.

Amy laughed, really laughed, for the first time in…months.

Kelvin righted himself before scrambling for the lockbox he’d been cradling the whole flight. Seemingly happy with its condition, he stuffed it into a backpack and crawled to the exit.

Amy wrestled with the harness lock, but it wouldn’t budge. She was going to die, upside-down because her client was a selfish arsehole.

“Brace yourself,” Kelvin said as he forced the lock.

She didn’t care why he’d come back. But as they made their way outside, she knew why.

Snow. Mountains. No engines. Well, none that were attached.

Amy and Kelvin’s story continues »

Thanks for reading and have a funtacular weekend!

How To Join In:

  1. Using the prompt, write a maximum of 250 words of fiction. (This can be a scene, flash fiction, some dialogue, a description, etc.)
  2. Link to this post in your post.
  3. Add the tags ffwc, genre scribes, and the genre your post is in.
  4. The deadline is 6 PM the following Friday.

Full information is on the Genre Scribes: Friday Fiction Writing Challenge page.

Author: Susan T. Braithwaite

Royal Navy veteran from Scotland. My journey into writing started with a screenwriting certificate program at UCLA Ext. Since then, I've worked as a freelance content writer, erotica author, proofreader, professional beta reader, and content editor. I'm now working hard on my dream writing career: romantic suspense author. When I'm not writing, I can be found drinking too much coffee, obsessing over yarn, and planning world domination with my husband,, and our squirrel army.​

17 thoughts on “Genre Scribes: Friday Fiction Writing Challenge #28 — Damage

  1. bushboy says:

    Great use of dickhead and arsehole……….they can be this years “Words in Scots?”

    1. Lol. I had nothing else in the old swear bank. 🙂

  2. Violet Lentz says:

    Brilliantly depicted scene. Leaves me wanting more!

    1. Thanks, Violet!

  3. Violet Lentz says:

    Seems I am being called upon to write about the leavings of wear yet again today. Thanks for another brilliant prompt.

  4. I’m surprised they haven’t killed each other yet 😂

    1. Ah, but they’ll fall madly in love before they do too much damage to each other. 😍

  5. Chris Hall says:

    Great scene, Susan 🙂 I’m intrigued to know what comes next. He may have come back, but I hope he comes to a sticky end with that attitude!!

    1. As I’m a huge fan of enemies to lovers, this guy is the hero–honest, he will become loveable in his own way 😜

    1. Hey, Gordon, I tried to leave a comment on your site but it failed. So here’s what I wanted to say: Bravo, Gordon! This is excellent stuff. I love the rawness and the barefaced honesty of her monologue. (Thanks for taking part, again!)

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