Youth Adrift by Ilyan Kei Lavanway for Madison Woods Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Flash Fiction

I wrote the following story for the Madison Woods Friday Fictioneers. The challenge is to compose a 100-word flash fiction story from a photo prompt. It’s fun, it’s great writing practice, and it’s a networking opportunity. You have a voice. Find your audience.
Youth Adrift, Youth Adrift is a 100-word micro-fiction story posted on and entered into the Friday Fictioneers comments at

Royan kissed Aleka. Aleka’s lips were dry and cracked.

“How long has it been?” mumbled Aleka.

“Since I kissed a girl?”

“Since we’ve been adrift.”

“Three days.”

Hypoxia exacerbated the delirium of dehydration.

“It burns!” exclaimed Aleka, lifting her dress. An unnaturally large human jaw shaped hole exposed her femur.

“Thank you,” she said, about to cry.

“For what?”

“Hiding me in here, before, before,” she sobbed, gasping.

Royan held Aleka. She cried herself to sleep. She never awoke. A tear descended Royan’s sunburned cheek. He stared into the blue expanse. Glimpses of ground shimmered red beneath the stratus layer.

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About Ilyan Kei Lavanway

Ilyan Kei Lavanway is an independent LDS author and publisher. He writes fiction and non-fiction that will blow your mind and resonate with your soul, expounding timeless principles of truth. Much of his writing contains concepts that are unfamiliar to many readers. Lavanway aims to impart eternal perspectives to his readers while also providing evocative and stirring entertainment. If readers come away with only neutral opinions after reading his work, Lavanway says he has not done his job. If readers come away without questions they have never before asked, Lavanway again says he is not doing his job.
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2 Responses to Youth Adrift by Ilyan Kei Lavanway for Madison Woods Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Flash Fiction

  1. Lagos says:

    I love it! Taking that from one photo is crazy.

  2. Pingback: Dauntless by Ilyan Kei Lavanway for Madison Woods Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Flash Fiction | ebooksscifi

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