#TuesFlashFicTrain R2 – W4 Winner!

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Prompt Winner: Renee L. Tennis-McKinley

Renee McKinley

Happy Monday!

This past week, participation was low again, but the story continued, thanks to Renee! She came through with an awesome, panic and anxiety filled response to the prompt that will carry us into our final week of Odessa’s story.

Before reading her response, be sure to check out parts one, two, and three!


Odessa panicked when she realized it was her phone that had gone dead. She rushed to her bedroom closet and reached for the handgun stashed on the shelf. A new tremor of fear raced through her spine when she couldn’t find it.

Heart racing, Odessa grabbed her keys and ran for the door. She had to get out, find James, then the two of them could run away. James would know what to do. As she reached the door, she stopped at the sight of the knob jiggling.

She backed away, her escape cut off, she retreated to the kitchen. Still clutching her keys, she yanked a drawer open and pulled the first knife she touched.

The rattling of the doorknob was joined by furious pounding. Odessa stood in her kitchen, black trails of mascara framing her face, as she waited for the door to crash open.

She worked to subdue the sobs shaking her body as her thoughts ran wildly.

Fire escape! Odessa tightened her grip on the knife as she retraced her steps. She kept her eyes on the door as she scuttled to the sliding glass doors that opened on the balcony.

The knife fell as she shrieked at the shadowy figure on the other side.


Dun dun dun! We’re coming up on the final installment of story #2, so that means we need to start thinking about a title. If you’ve got suggestions, I’d love to hear them! I’ll put up a voting post with the winning part 5 in two weeks to pick one.

Be sure to visit Renee and congratulate her all over social media:

Also, check out her neat blogs! You can find some of her other writing – lots of great stuff to read 🙂

Feedback, comments, questions? Check out the rules and/or drop me a line. I’m always looking to make the contest better and I’m open to any suggestions you guys may have.

Stay tuned for tomorrow morning’s prompt!

As always, think happy thoughts!

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