Genre Scribes: Friday Fiction Writing Challenge #31 — Cookie

Welcome to #31 of the Friday Fiction Writing Challenge! Here’s a complete list of all the posts so far. Feel free to join in.

Quick thanks to Chris and Gordon for taking part and sharing their awesome responses to last week’s prompt. Great work, guys!

This week’s word was a toughie. Every time I tried to come up with something, my mind kept dragging me back to the characters from my response to the Damage prompt. Instead of continuing to fight it, I decided to revisit Kelvin and Amy after they left their downed aircraft.

This week’s random word is: Cookie


Here’s my response to this week’s prompt:

Sparks of light floated in Kelvin’s vision as he trudged through the never-ending snow. A sharp tug on his backpack almost sent him on his arse. He huffed out a sigh. “We need to keep moving, Amy.” He should have left her on the airplane. That way, the team hunting them would be eight hours behind, not six.

“I need water.”

He peeled off the backpack and held it for her. “Be quick about it.”

Amy rummaged around the bag. “They’re going to catch us, aren’t they?”

“Not if we keep going.”

“I’m cold, I’m hungry, and I’m done with running from men with guns.” Even with exhaustion pulling at her features, she was stunning—not that he was interested.

“You’ve got two choices: stick with me and make it back to dear old daddy, or go it alone and hope you die of exposure before the men with guns use you for more than target practice.”

Amy barked out a laugh. “Or, I could trade whatever is in this lockbox for a ride out of here.”

Kelvin swung away from her, and before he could pull his ACP 1911 on her, the cookie he’d hidden fell from the pack.

“You utter bastard. You better sleep with one eye open. One eye open!” Amy shoved past him and grabbed the fallen treasure. She bit off a chunk and moaned with pleasure.

Kelvin’s insides twisted at the sound. He tilted his head as he watched her eat. He really should have left her on the airplane.

Amy and Kelvin’s story continues »

Thanks for reading and have an amazing weekend!

How To Join In:

  • Using the prompt, write a maximum of 250-ish words of fiction. (This can be a scene, flash fiction, some dialogue, a description, etc.)
  • Link to this post in your post.
  • Add the tags ffwc, genre scribes, and the genre your post is in.
  • 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.​

8 thoughts on “Genre Scribes: Friday Fiction Writing Challenge #31 — Cookie

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  2. Violet Lentz says:

    There are moments in life that define one’s priorities. Sounds like Kelvin has tripped upon one of them…

  3. bushboy says:

    Now, you know, you’ll have to keep writing about Kelvin and Amy as you have me hooked Susan. You had me confused at the start as I thought “This week’s word was a toughie” 😀 😀

    1. 😆 I knew the placement of this week’s word was in the wrong place!
      I think I can get a lot of mileage out of that couple. Thanks for reading!

  4. Chris Hall says:

    Yep. More Kelvin and Amy please!

    1. I don’t think they’ll let me forget about them. 😁

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