Tom woke with a start, peered bleary-eyed around the room. Normal teenage boy stuff, nothing out of the ordinary. What woke him?
He grunted and stuffed the pillow back under his head. Probably nothing. Then just as he began to doze off, he heard it again.
It was definitely a voice speaking.
He sprang out of bed, listened closely, holding his breath. The closet?
Tom went to the closet door, opened it slowly. “Hey, Tommy, you there?” asked a muffled voice, just clear enough to hear.
Tom dug through the pile of clothes and shoe boxes and odds and ends and found it. Two tin cans, connected by a string.
FLASH! It’s Flash Friday, the day when Seeking New Earth authors write short stories up to 1000 words (“flash fiction”) or 110 words (“microfiction”). Both are sure to instigate the imagination and stimulate the synapses. Did you like what you read? Want to explore the story some more? Or maybe you want to try your own hand at some flash fiction? Leave us a comment below!