“When the team heard the dam explode, they knew they had limited time to make it to safety.”
Mallard was an experienced white water rafter. They would need to ride the river about a mile to get beyond the cliffs.
Leezeeanne, knowing the river, took charge of the second raft.
With precision, they piloted their crafts, just ahead of the dam’s tsunami.
The canyon almost behind them, the angry, hungry current smashed Leezeeanne’s raft against the rocks.
Mallard’s head and heart wrestled for dominance.
He needed to get his team out. He needed Leezeeanne, the first and only love of his life.
Mallard knew the decision he must make.
A “white water” melodrama for Mondays Finish the Story, March 23, 2015
Mondays Finish the Story challenges you to use the provided opening sentence and accompanying photograph to write a piece of flash fiction – 100 to 150 words. This is a great way to start your creative week.