This is for week fifty-seven of the flash fiction challenge by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, check out their blog and join in or read others’ posts and be inspired.
I love romance but I feel like I don’t know enough to write soldier/espionage/war romances. For this story I thought it could fall into the category of contemporary or dystopian depending on how you visualized it. I just Hali is smart and the enemy is genuine. What do you think?
Read mine below and feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy!
LOVE THY ENEMY (161 words)
Hali ran through the streets. Nearly dusk and Zia was gone. The dog had gone missing again. She rounded the corner and entered the War District—she had to get out before dark. Then Hali saw Zia, but the dog was with a soldier.
He raised his eyes—too late, she’d been spotted. “Wait!” he called when Hali fled. “Is this yours?”
Zia wasn’t supposed to trust ‘them’ but something in his warm eyes told her she’d get her dog back. She nodded.
The soldier glanced at its collar. “Zia. She’s a good dog.”
Why was he being nice? He could turn her in for being there.
“You should go before the raids start.”
Hali whistled and Zia came.
“Wait!” the solider called again when she turned to leave. “I’m Jack.”
From the look on his face she knew he wanted to know her name.
“Tomorrow. Please. Bring Zia.”
Hali left without a word, but somehow she knew she’d be back.
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