Happy Hump Day! I've mentioned before that I'm a member of the 2nd annual Writer's Blog Crusade, which is basically a group of insane people who blog about various crazy things on cue. (Who needs trained dolphins?) As part of this group of miscreants, I will occasionally be posting something altogether nonsenseical. Today is just such a day ...
The 2nd 'challenge' is upon us! Here are the rules:
"Write a flash fiction story (in any format) in 100 words or less, excluding the title. Begin the story with the words, “The goldfish bowl teetered” These four words will be included in the word count. "
I've decided to write my piece in the style of the most revered fiction of of our time--middle grade. Here goes:
The goldfish bowl teetered in Geoffrey's hands. Some of the putrid brown water sloshed onto the sleeve of his robes. The smell of decaying fish curdled his stomach.
“Careful, boy,” the Master snapped. “Set it on the table and produce your wand!”
After doing as instructed, Geoffrey tapped the bowl with his wand three times. TINK TINK TINK On the third strike he muttered the spell.
A familiar tide of disappointment swept his hopes away as the bloated belly of the lifeless fish bobbed on the water's surface. But then, quite inexplicably, there was a ripple of movement.
What do you think? When life gives you lemons, write flash fiction I say. Did I mention it's freaking hard to write anything in 100 words or less? :-)
Thanks for humoring me! Until next time,