Final Stop

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Careful to keep her balance, Subject 202 steps closer to the water. The ocean surface acts as a wavy mirror, which shatters into white foam as it hit the rocks. Corroded rocks surfaced with every loud crash of incoming waves. It’s a magnificent place, I can see why 202 wants to visit before her final mission.

“It’s pretty.” She comments, her dress dancing in the salty breeze. I watch her, the sun drilling through my suit.

“I know you guys want to get rid of me.” 202 says suddenly.

“What?” I rebut. Crap. How did she…

“Everyone knows that my ability to shapeshift is no good for this mission. You know this mission will kill me. You need me dead because I’m too dangerous to let run around. But hey, you made it too obvious. It just wasn’t like you guys to suddenly take me all these nice places. I’m a mutant but I got a brain, ok?”

I launch myself at 202, but it’s too late. The only thing I catch is the pink sundress as 202 morphs into a fish and slips away into the waves.

Submitted: March 25, 2017

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I really enjoyed how much you manged to get into such a short story. There's not a lot of room for backstory information, and I think because of the topic it's something which can be hard to understand without backstory but this came across very well-rounded and clear. It was really interesting, and I liked the end how they got away.

Mon, March 27th, 2017 2:06am


Thank you dearly Archia! I really appreciate your detailed feedback!

Fri, March 31st, 2017 2:23pm


Well written. Enjoyed it

Mon, March 27th, 2017 6:46pm



Fri, March 31st, 2017 2:24pm

C.J. Atoa

This was wonderful.

Tue, July 30th, 2019 10:01pm

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