Never Extinguished

She heard Rava’s cries, telltale signs of a struggle, and was up and sprinting towards the sound without a thought, heart racing. Laura knew the many dangers of the jungle, living there for so long, and she couldn’t let Rava face them alone. They had known there was a rogue panther, fur a dark gray compared to Rava’s own midnight black, wandering the borders of their territory but Laura had been hopeful that it would move on to a new hunting ground. It became harder to navigate the farther she went, foliage blocking her way as the jungle grew thicker, making it harder to see in the near darkness. Vines smacked her face as she ran but she didn’t care, needing only to reach her friend.

Laura froze when she saw the black form lying on the ground, blood muddling a normally sleek coat. She knew it was Rava, years of familiarity between them, yet her heart screamed that it wasn’t true. She slowly approached, muscles suddenly stiff and fighting her every step of the way. Warning bells in the back of her mind reminded her that she should be more cautious, the rogue panther could still be in the area, but she dismissed it numbly, only able to focus on the black panther in front of her. She dropped to her knees beside Rava, gently pulling the panther’s head into her lap, cradling her while stroking her fur for the last time. The leopard had fought hard and at least now she could feel no pain from the multiple claw and bite marks marring her pelt.

Laura left Rava under the stars surrounded by the jungle that she had grown up in and returned to their- her camp. She took out her drawing supplies, fingers itching to draw something, anything, to get her feelings out on the page. She brushed her hand across the paper with quick erratic strokes, covering it with charcoal. The end result was a smoky image of Rava’s face, lips curled back baring her teeth, eyes conveying her strong fighting spirit. Laura sat, staring at the drawing as it flickered in the light of the campfire. She could still remember the mewling little creature she had found all those years ago, alone just as she had been. They became each other’s family, prowling the jungle as one. Laura slowly reached out, letting the paper fall into the fire. A tear traveled down her face as she watched the flame curl around the edges of the paper almost hesitantly before engulfing it in a small flash of light, ashes fluttered around her as if it was a final good-bye from her beloved companion before floating off with the wind, leaving her alone once more.

Author: Kalista
Connect with Kalista on under under her account kjspirit

Character: Graphic Artist
Setting: Jungle
Plot: Character reacts when a beloved pet dies



Flash Fiction Prompter for iPhone v2.0


*** The Cure for Writer’s Block! ***

Featured as one of the Top 5 Writing Apps in May 2013 issue of Fashion Magazine.

Flash Fiction Prompter is an easy-to-use and simple writing prompter that provides a instant starting point for your Flash Fiction (or other short literary forms) by giving you a random character, setting, and plot, which are the basic ingredients for any story.

Flash Fiction Prompter gives you almost 16.6 million million story combinations ready for you to creatively bring all of the basic elements together.

- Double-tap to flip over the decks of cards that you want to use.
- Swipe left or right on a card to see the next or previous one.
- Hold a card for 3 seconds to pin or unpin a card.
- Shake to shuffle the deck and get a random set of cards.

Your feedback is extremely important in helping shape the future updates to Flash Fiction Prompter. Please let us know what you would like by using the Email link in the Feedback section of the application or by emailing

What’s New in Version 2.0         Updated September 13, 2013
- Added In-App purchase of ability to add your own custom characters, settings and plots.
- Added In-App purchase of an additional content pack of 50 characters, 50 settings and 50 plots.
- Added ability to save your custom content by emailing or copy and paste into an application.

What’s New in Version 1.2         Updated June 7, 2012
- Added 55 more cards to each deck for a total of 255 cards in each decks database. That’s almost 16.6 million story combinations!
- Limited decks to 50 random cards each on startup.
- Decks are randomized when shake is detected.
- Added a Rate It option.

What’s New in Version 1.1         Updated Sept 19, 2011
- All decks are randomized when launching the app.
- Character, Setting and Plot is automatically copied to the clipboard so you can paste it into an email of some other app.
- Fixed iPod startup memory issue by dealing a random deck of 100 cards in each deck on launch.