The Nowhere Road

Posted: September 4, 2018 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction
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The map was utterly blank for five miles: no services, no towns, nothing but the road winding through the misty moor. It was an odd sort of road, a lonely road, laid without any real need or purpose in a fit of infrastructural zeal, stringing together little towns like paste-fake pearls.

Hardly anybody used the road. It was a nowhere place, the last-ditch suggestion of an eccentric GPS. But those who drove it felt a chill as the white wisps of mist curled around them.

On the far side of the mist, past the roadside fence, they saw the houses: flickering lights like old candles in timber-frame windows. They loomed over marshy fields and shrank in the shadows of ancient trees.

The map was utterly blank for five miles: no services, no towns, nothing but the road.

Where the houses came from and who lived there, none could say.


Word Count: 149

This is for FFfAW. Thanks to Priceless Joy for running the challenge and Jodi McKinney for providing the prompt photo!

Comments
  1. I think I’d turn off the GPS and keep driving! Nice one.

    Click to read my tale

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  2. Abhijit Ray says:

    Nicely mysterious story.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I think it is the ultimate place of peace and tranquility! Great story!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I like the desolate feel to the story 🙂

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