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A Dark And Stormy Night – Friday Fictioneers


The rain continued, loud and inescapable.

Closing her eyes, Bertie sank her head deeper into her shoulders, the jacket’s damp collar cold against her cheeks.

She checked the bus schedule again, the tiny black numbers half obscured by condensation collecting inside the plastic casing.

Six minutes.

She pulled her phone out, glanced at the dark screen, then put it back.

Light swamped the shelter and her chest tightened.

It was the bus.

She rose, tried to breath as the doors opened.

Two people climbed out, one nodded the other didn’t.

Bertie sank down again.

She’d wait.

Perhaps the next one.


Photo Prompt Copy write – Shaktiki Sharma

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Carol Forrester is a twenty-four year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. 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’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.


  1. Dear Carol,

    The title put me in mind of Snoopy at his typewriter. Ominous and well written story. I felt a bit of a chill myself.

    Shalom and Happy New Year,


  2. michael1148humphris says

    I hope that she does not have to wait to long. But I do wonder what she is waiting for.

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