Sign in the Wilderness (Flash Fiction Mashup)

“What’s wrong?” Henry asks.

Jane feels herself, ridiculously, wobbling a bit, and forces equilibrium back. “Nothing, really, just about the strongest déjà vu I’ve ever had.”

“I read somewhere,” Henry says comfortably, “some guru somebody, that déjà vu is a spiritual sign that you’re doing everything you’re supposed to, right where you’re supposed to be.”

“So, me being unable to find a job or have a roof over my head is a milestone? If the powers that be are going to send a big ‘YOU ARE HERE’ sign, it’d be nice if they’d also tell me where HERE is!”



I did it again! Every week, Charli Mills hosts the Rough Writers and Friends flash fiction challenge, and Denise at Girlie on the Edge hosts the Six Sentence Stories flash fiction blog hop. I combined both formats (99 words and six sentences respectively) and both cues (“sign” and “milestone” respectively) into one flash. Because I’m fancy. Fun flashes from other writers are at the links. Join us; it’s fun!


Author: Deborah Lee

I like trees, dreaming, magic, books, paper, floating, dreaming, rhinos, rocks, stargazing, wine, dragonflies, trains, and silence to hear the world breathe.

12 thoughts on “Sign in the Wilderness (Flash Fiction Mashup)”

  1. ayiiee!
    There lurk true horror beneath the most common definition of deja vu, i.e. you have done this before as in already… as further in again and again….


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