Friday Fictioneers: Aurora


I was enjoying the sunshine when he found me.

“Hold up.”

I paused, one foot extended into the crosswalk. “Who said that?”

“Over here.” It was Shadowman, my nemesis. He was crouching in the azaleas. “What did you do?”

“Huh? I didn’t ‘do’ anything,” I said.

Shadowman raised an eyebrow. “You can drop the innocent facade, Serena. Or should I say… Aurora?”

I gasped. “Who told you? I was so careful.”

“Not important. Tell me how you caused this.” He swept a hand through the air.

“Can you be more specific?”

“The sunshine, Aurora! It’s the middle of the night!”


This story was written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’s weekly Friday Fictioneers flash fiction event. The challenge is to write a 100-word story using a photo prompt. As always, I welcome comments and constructive feedback and love browsing the other entries as well!

Copyright -Renee Heath

34 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Aurora

  1. I loved the superhero-esque (Damn, that isn’t a word, is it?) dialogue! It reminded me a bit of the comic strips in The Amazing Adeventures of Kavalier and Clay 🙂
    It made me laugh!

    1. You’ve read Kavalier and Clay?! I loved that book! I also liked Michael Chabon’s “Yiddish Policeman’s Union” if you’ve run across that one. 😀

      1. Yeah, I loved Kavalier and Clay, even though my heart ached for Sammy…
        And I’ve actually bought the Yiddish Policeman’s Union…Michael Chabon is one of my favourite authors! 🙂
        High five! 🙂

      2. High fives right back! He’s also written a couple books of nonfiction essays. I don’t like them quite as much as his fiction, but there are some real gems there too. SUCH a good writer. And yes, Sammy needed hugs. 😦

  2. I used to read my brother’s superhero comics and decided I’d be one (superhero, not comic). I made myself an outfit, badge and mask and planned to hunt down crime in the neighbourhood and planned on first surveilling it from the top of lampposts (streetlights) and thereby spot the villains. Only I found I couldn’t climb the lampposts.

    1. That costume is complete WIN. I once tried to climb a lamppost with similar results, except my excuse was that I wanted to imitate that scene from “Singin’ in the Rain”. 😀

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