Short Story: Alone



“Not knowing what to expect, he made his way into the dark of the forest.” The consummate party animal, Josh foolishly bet his frat buddies he could survive a night in the forest alone without supplies. Now, walking into the dense woods, he was anxious about the folly of his bet.

His plan was to journey deep enough into the forest so his friends camping in the clearing couldn’t see him and spend the night. He’d show them.

Darkness fell, and Josh’s heartrate increased as the noises began. Sharp shrieks, from all directions, pierced the night, and he whimpered. The leaves rustled nearby and he swore he heard footsteps echoing on the forest floor. He was trying to dampen down his fears when he heard low growling from behind. Slowly turning, he came face to face with glowing red eyes.

Josh bolted from the forest so quickly he didn’t notice his laughing friends run out of the forest behind him.

 Word count…  145divider_03


mondays-finish-the-story  Written for the wonderful writing challenge, Mondays Finish the Story. Each Monday, Barbara Beacham posts a picture prompt, along with the first line of the story. The stories must be between 100-150 words and must include the given first line, shown in italics in the story.

Special thanks to Barbara Beacham for sharing her excellent photography skills to provide such challenging prompts. Check out the MFTS blog… some great short stories posted. 

Direct link to this week’s stories…


11 thoughts on “Short Story: Alone”

  1. I appreciate you on writing this short and concise piece of writing. Though, a little bit predictable, but I must admit that I was hoping for something really scary here 🙂


      1. Sorry to hear about your father. I wish him a quick recovery and the fact that you wrote it while sitting in a hospital is a highly commendable work.
        You have done a great job in writing this humorous piece 🙂

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