It is Saturday and bitterly cold.  It’s a good time to gather around the Friday Fictioneers.  We like to tell stories of 100 words to a photo prompt.  We are hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields of Addicted to Purple.  Here’s my story this week.



She stopped.  Her footsteps reverberated in the staircase.  She could hear the echo of other footsteps beneath her own.  She stood motionless till all was quiet except for the pounding of her heart.

Someone was following her.  She took a breath, letting it out slowly.  She climbed a step.  Then another.  She heard the faint sound of feet below her and felt the vibrations of another hand on the rail.  Was her mind playing tricks on her?

Another step.  She reached for the door.  No more stairs.  Next time, the elevator. She felt a rush of air behind her. No…

About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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14 Responses to UP THE STAIRCASE

  1. gahlearner says:

    Ahh… and now? Great build-up of tension.

  2. Dear Lily,

    Tense to the drop off ending. Nicely done.



  3. Solothefirst says:

    Eeeep! Oh no… What was coming? A good scare

  4. Lux G. says:

    OMG!!! Who is it? What is it? What happened?!

  5. luckyjc007 says:

    Great suspense and left us wondering …what came next?

  6. Alice Audrey says:


    Great story! I hope you’ll read mine here.

  7. Amy Reese says:

    Great suspense, Lily! With the elevator you have to face that door opening….that could be bad, too.

  8. Very suspenseful. What the heck is going on?

  9. Great tension in this story, Lily. Also, a dramatic cliffhanger ending. I don’t know which is worse, stairs or an elevator. both cause problems. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

  10. That word “both” should be capitalized. Sorry. 😦 — Suzanne

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