I recently entered a short fiction competition which is held every month. The challenge: to write a 50-word story based around a prompt. While I didn’t win this one, I did come to learn that I had received a ‘special mention’ on the website.
This is my entry:
News of his arrival reached me before he did. Knowing that he stood now on the same island that had for twelve years been my sanctuary, made the sprawling copses, glens and mountainous ranges seem minuscule and insignificant. Nowhere to hide. I had always known he would come for her.