Weekly Writing Challenge : Flash Fiction – “Guardian”


“No! I will not let you near him! You stay away!”

“Get out of the way! I will not allow that freak to live!”

The meat hook in his hand glinted dangerously. She was terrified. She knew her life was in danger. But she blocked the door behind her. She wouldn’t allow him to pass through.

“I will not let you harm my son!” she warned.

“He’s not our son! He’s a monster!” he said.

“He’s MY son! You don’t deserve him! I’ll kill you if you come closer you hear me?! I’LL KILL YOU!”

That made him snap. He struck and a scream filled the air as she fell to the floor, clutching her bleeding shoulder. He then kicked her on the side of her head, sending her flying across the floor. She gasped for air, struggling to get up.

“No…don’t hurt him…” she said, trembling at the throbbing pain.

The man turned towards the door and yanked it open, sending light pouring into the dark room beyond. A young boy stood inside, a huge white wing shielding his body.

Suddenly the boy was in front of him and the man started coughing out blood. He fell to his knees, clutching the huge opening on his torso, trying to stop his organs from pouring out.

The boy looked down at him with glowing pearl white eyes, his hand covered in blood.

He then walked towards the woman and wrapped his arms around her. She felt warm. Slowly her vision began to clear up, the pain on her shoulder dissipating. She looked at him.

“Am I…am I dreaming? Am I dead?”

“No, you’re alive…”

“Are you okay?”

“It’s okay mother. You’ve protected me all your life. You’ve been my guardian angel. Now it’s my turn to be yours…”


Weekly Writing Challenge : Flash Fiction