Friday, March 25, 2011
Crusader Challenge 2!!!
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.
If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional, and not part of the judging criteria), see if you can write the story in your own genre (eg if you’re a horror writer, write a horror story; a romance writer, a romance story, etc).
Here's mine - in 99...
The goldfish bowl teetered on dresser’s edge with Drew unbalance. I watch Oscar’s plight from the crook of Drew’s arm. Strong. Comforting.
Drew. At school—my white knight. But when the beer kicks in, Drew-ski kicks out. Friends disappear. It’s just us. My room, his rules.
No is never an option.
Drew snorts, rolls over, and I’m free. Saving Oscar’s a pixie-leap away, but I don’t move.
Confined. Yet safe.
Freedom can be asphyxiating.
My thoughts oscillate between Drew, the bowl.
I can’t help but smile when the bowl shatters on the floor.