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Search And Recover

Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

“What do you think we’ll find down there,” Adam asked, wresting the protective skin over his shoulders as he bent down next to the only window on the plane.
“Bodies,” scowled Eloise, glancing up from her computer. “If we’re lucky. Base wants subjects for studying. See how this thing started.”
“You mean how the attack started?” said Adam, finally in the suit now. The thin, navy material left nothing to the imagination. Eloise swallowed and turned back to her screen.
“We’re not sure if it was an attack yet.”
“How else-“
“Honestly Adam! I’m not sure I want to know.”


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Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.


    • Thank you very much. I must be doing something right with my dialogue because I think you’re the third person this week to comment on that particular aspect of my writing.
      I really enjoyed you’re piece on over-seas adoption by the way.

  1. Agree with Rochelle’s comment. The dialogue is very good. Also a very relevant story when you consider recent events. Good job

  2. Anita says

    Great expression, Carol.
    Though we know the reality, we still feign ignorance about the attack…
    The recent tragedy has been so sad that flight pics evoke such feelings & stories these days…

    Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. You portray a certain tension between them, subtly and convincingly with both words and dialogue. Nicely done.

  4. Carol, I agree that it was good dialogue, and it was timely due to the recent events. Good description. Well written. 🙂 —Susan

  5. You built the intrigue well this week, Carol. I wanted more at the end. Will we be seeing these characters again?

    All my best,
    Marie Gail

    • Not any time soon I’m afraid. Darkened Daughter is demanding my time so I’m trying not to stray too far from that.
      Thank you for the lovely comment though. I’m glad you found the piece intriguing.

  6. Nice, love the dialogue (especially when you showed Eloise being flustered)! Everyone seemed so 3D.

    • Honestly I didn’t think about the relevance until someone else point it out, and how we get to the truth of these matters is as elusive for me as anyone else unfortunately. Even then it does little to soften the tragedy

  7. miq says

    Dang it. I certainly would love for this story to be expanded. Well done.

    • Thank you and sorry that I won’t be expanding any time soon. Maybe in a couple of years if you can hang on that long?

  8. I love-though perhaps that’s the wrong word for a story like this-the way you combine matter of fact dialogue with such dreadful subject material. A really effective piece.

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