FFfAW-Wait Until Morning

I was awakened by noises out in the parking lot of my apartment when someone started trying to get into my front door. I sat up quickly and listened. The door rattled some more. I ran to my closet and I crouched in my closet as quiet as a church mouse. My heart was beating so fast. I had to slow down my breathing so It wouldn't be so loud.

Men were yelling at each other outside. All I could think of was the apartment down the street was robbed and the woman that lived there had been raped and beaten. She is still in the hospital recovering. Oh my God, what if that happens to me? I started shaking. The time passed so slowly.

All of a sudden, my alarm went off and I knew that it was 6:00 am. The noises had stopped and I felt safe to come out of my closet. The sun was rising and I was safe. Suddenly it occurred to me, how badly I had to pee!


Thank you to Footy and Foodie for our photo prompt!

This is my 175 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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60 thoughts on “FFfAW-Wait Until Morning

  1. You painted a strong picture, fear is a terrible thing which to many people have to face.

      • I’m ok PJ. Trying to get life back on track has been challenging and I have had some curve balls thrown my way, but things are starting to look up. I need to get back to writing now that things are settling. Glad to hear that you are well.

        • I’m sorry to hear about the curve balls thrown your way but I’m glad to hear you are getting back on track! Now maybe you can get back to writing again. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Exciting and terrifying story. I’m glad she wasn’t brutalized like her neighbor. I can sense how scared she is and it’s like time just passed and her alarm goes off be suddenly she knows they’re gone and she’s okay. The end made me laugh. In fight or flight mode, you would forget about that. Great write !

  3. A frightening story, PJ. Diving into a closet seems like a natural thing to do if you think someone might be coming for you. The funny ending works well to lighten the mood. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Oh my what a horrifying night!! How scary. My other house was broken into 3 times, fortunately I was never home when it happened, however it took months to be able to sleep without being scared, so I can certainly relate. Oh and the pee part too…lol!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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