#FridayFictioneers is a weekly flash-fiction challenge hosted on the blog of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Each week, she posts a photo prompt for which those interested write 100-word [or so] stories to post on their own blogs.
This week’s prompt was the following photo:
Here is my 125-word story based upon the prompt:
Constructive criticism welcomed.
“How did I get HERE?” he wondered.
Staring at the spiral before him, he realised that it was his only way out. He could see no doors, no windows and no other exit from the strange, twisting passage.
Cautiously, he tested the first step, making sure of his foothold before completely moving onto it.
It held steady. He tried the next.
It was safe, as well.
Gaining confidence and no longer fearing the structure, he now revelled in his adventure – hopping and jumping down the rest of the steps.
Finally reaching the bottom of his winding descent, the sand flea emerged from the chambered nautilus, safely reaching the beach before another wave picked him up and, this time, propelled him away from the washed-up shell.