Into the Vortex – 100 Word Flash Fiction

Traxin applied more pressure to the steering column as the ship’s vibration increased to an incessant shuddering which made his gray head rattle on the end of his long ringed neck. “I hate this place. It smells and there are too many life forms creating constant turbulence.” He stared through the small portal at the menacing bright-colored shapes and swerved around the erratic entities.


“Whoa. Babe! It’s time! 10, 9, 8. What the Hell?” John swatted at the moving object and sent it spiraling into space.

The dazzling illuminated ball fell as shouts rang out across the square.

“Happy New Year!”


If you look carefully, you will see Traxin fly across the screen!

What are your New Year’s Eve plans?

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  1. Great Flash Fiction. I watched the video. Not sure if I saw Traxin, but I may have!
    The video brought happy tears to my eyes. There is something exhilarating about starting over.
    My New Year’s plans involve writing, coffee and lots of potato chips.

    Happy New Year, Susie. 🙂


  2. Dear Susie,

    This story is one of my favorites so far. Well imagined and rendered. (And Happy New Year to you, too.) I loved how you worked an end of year theme into the piece. Well done.




  3. Brilliant flash fiction Susie. Love how it linked in with New Year and watching that video makes me even more excited for the New Year. Hope yours is wonderful, I’m so glad I discovered you through #mywana this year. Best, Catherine


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