100 Word Flash Fiction – Jagged Edge

Becky scanned her strange surroundings, but had no recollection of how she had arrived. A raven sailed overhead and cawed. Standing on an outcropping of rock, she shouted for help. Her words became lost in the din of pounding water thundering in the river below.

Her small platform shot skyward. It began to shrink. Her heart raced. She threw out her arms for balance, but she fell. Plummeting through the air, she would land on the jagged rocks missing the river by a few feet.

“What the…?”


She had fallen from the blowup raft into the swimming pool again.


You may have missed this thriller from a couple of months ago… Is Anybody Home? – 100 Word Flash Fiction

Photo by Susie Lindau

Have you ever had a fear of heights in reality or in a nightmare? 

88 thoughts on “100 Word Flash Fiction – Jagged Edge

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  1. I am not a big fan of heights, especially ladders. I once went up into a Fire Station Lookup and my dad had to bring me back down because my legs were shaking so badly I could not climb down the ladder. Thanks for sharing & Have a Great Weekend:)


  2. Hey Susie,

    I really liked the tense beginning. Some great imagery, got a little confused at “Her small platform began to shoot skyward as it began to shrink.”

    Also, maybe it’s just my mood today, but I’m having a hard time with these “punchline” type stories. Something about them is setting me off. Personal opinion, though, so take that as you will.


    1. If you were confused maybe you didn’t realize that she was having a nightmare.
      Sorry Craig, but just a heads up – Mine will always be a bit of a riddle and will always include a twist which just may not be your cup tea.
      Thanks for stopping by!


      1. Nightmare eh? I thought it might have been a roller-coaster ride… hahahah, I was way off.

        I think the twists just aren’t working for me today, because I don’t remember having the same reaction before. Different strokes, is all, I suppose.


    1. I haven’t had it too often, but when I did, it freaked me out!! i probably had good reason though. In every case there was no place for hand holds and I could have fallen!
      Thanks August!


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