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The creek’s constant, coursing vigor surprised us both. On its other side loomed the unknown. It seemed to breathe at us, and we hesitated in the cold, rushing water.
“I don’t think we should cross,” I said, scrambling up the small embankment to squelch back into my sneakers. Goosebumps covered my skin. I should’ve brought a jacket or something. Was the darkness on the other side watching us, matching our giddy shivery breaths with its own?
Max had already reached the other side. He slipped in the mud but scrambled up the rest of the way, laughing. “It’s fine! You’re probably just scaring yourself with your imagination.”
I didn’t like the way he said “probably.” He was right, though. I did tend to imagine stuff that wasn’t there.
“Wait for me!” I called. I squished across the creek and up the other bank, then froze. The air. The color. The trees. They had all changed. And then I realized: the woods on this side of the creek were in an entirely different world.
This piece of flash fiction was written in response to this week’s FFfAW challenge and The Daily Post’s prompt for today.
7 thoughts on “The Other Side (FFfAW Challenge)”
Great story, beautifully written! Made the other side seem very mysterious and scary!
Welcome to another dimension. Hope the door swings both ways.
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Kids at play need a great imagination, l enjoyed where your story took me.
I love this and that you left the nature of the other world neutral. Great.
Great response, the doorway to another dimension? Such possibilities.
Creepy, but another dimension is exciting too.
I like it has a feeling of adventure about it 🙂