Flash! Friday for Aug. 21: Wicked

If you’re not familiar with what Flash! Friday is, here’s the explainer. But in short, it’s a fun weekly contest of flash fiction writers, where each week a new picture prompt, “element” prompt (based on fire and ice), and a limited word count is given, and writers have 24 hours to submit their story. By Monday, the judges pick a winner.

The Aug. 21 prompt was this picture:

“Khao Tom Pla” Uttaradit, Thailand. CC4.0 photo by Takeaway.

The additional prompt was a requirement to either include a revolutionary (fire) or include a droid (ice). The word count was 75 words exactly.

You can read the full results here.

My entry had a word count of 75 words, obviously, and used the element of ice. Here is my entry:

At a motel near the market, Chet injected again; the needle always found a new home along his veins. Back in the city he hadn’t seen since he was a boy, Chet thought familiar roots would detach the ingrown ones he’d developed, but they were stubborn.

Like a candle wick aflame, warmth overtook him, and he slumped against the wallpaper.

His fragrance was stale piss and vinegar — a smell she could no longer handle.

4 thoughts

    1. I sense I’m going to need to do a sequel to my writing post, ha. But thanks, man. I thought the HMs, runner-ups and winner were all pretty solid this week. Not too shabby.


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