Hideout – A 50 Word story


Fear drips down my collar, its cold fingers stutter my rabid heartbeat. I coil myself tighter, breathing soft, guarded gulps. 

I hear them calling my name, their voices laced with saccharine compassion, their hands poised to fire. 

As always, my escape was dreamed of but unplanned. Care facility my arse.


In response to The Daily Post’s prompt of Hideout.


About Nicola Auckland

Busy wife to one & mum to two. I've caught the creative writing bug, now need to practice, get awesome and write something worth reading. Simples.
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10 Responses to Hideout – A 50 Word story

  1. I admire the way you use such a short format, there’ s an energy and drive in telling of the tale.

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  2. This was very well written! What inspired you to write this?

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    • Thank you for thinking so, it’s always great to have feedback.

      The hideout prompt was the word of the day from The Daily Post. I then took this and brainstormed all the different types of hideout types and circumstances, trying to avoid any obvious applications (such as criminals on the run). On the way to work I saw a cat crouching behind a tree, peering around it at something – and the story was born!

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  3. dailywriter says:

    Good animistic metaphor. Too bad it wasn’t 54 words to add “I am a (name transhuman).

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  4. Ben says:

    Brilliant! Love the payoff 🙂

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