It’s a brand new month, so I dragged a virtual rake through my Facebook account and fetched all of my flash-fiction that I had posted during October. As a reminder, these represent story-essences composed in 140 characters (so I could tweet them with the hashtag #MicroStory.)
For really great #MicroStory action, please follow @MicroSFF, the twitter account that inspired me to participate in this minimalist writing exercise.
The alien box sat on the mantelpiece, waiting.
Had waited for 20 years, for the man to open it up.
But he had no curiousity.
- The chimera spoke.
“A wizard created me, now I have created a wizard.”
It flew away, leaving a burning village and one survivor.
- “We must be away before the witch is alerted,” the knight said.
The black-eyed maid smiled.
“The princess is in the next tower.”
- They are waiting.
-Do any suspect?
Possibly. Some once asked why all vampires are very young or very very old.
-Ready your axes.
- A seer foretold that a child would bring death to the king.
He then decreed all children drowned.
The mothers stoned him dead.
- The ghost paused and listened. It could only hear the susurrus of the companion wraith.
-What is it?
–Something is watching us.
- 2 locked rooms miles apart
In both cases, ballistics matched the bullet to the other gun.
Tesla City Crime.
- “Just like we practiced. Aim at the monsters’ heads when they come in.”
“Daddy, can I have a pink gun?”
“No, sorry sweetie.”
- Chief, the android wife of Councilman Jensen was in. Says the councilman killed his previous android wife.
– Another one?
- No one dared to approach Badon Hill. The knight who slew the Saxon army was long dead, but his enchanted armor fought on.
- She faced the dragon, readying her priests-blessed sword.
Meanwhile, the priests began their planning for the next sacrifice.
- The camp council pondered the news from the perimeter scouts. One of the zombies had made a fire, and was teaching others.
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