Friday, December 19, 2014

Week 2 of Flash Fiction Friday! Yay! :)

The others in my writing group aren't doing this, but for some reason I want all of my Flash Fictions to center around one (or two...) characters. The character named Cassie is going to be a thread linking all of my FF's together. Don't ask me why I feel the need to focus them all on a certain character rather than separate people and stories like the others are doing. I guess I'm just weird like that!

Anyhoo, the prompt this week was:

And here is my 100 word response (granted I counted correctly):

The box was small, hardly big enough for anything. It was lined with green velvet and played a gentle, familiar melody that brought a smile to Cassie's usually frowning lips.
Luke peered around the corner and caught her staring at it. "An impulse buy," he told her. "Thought you might like it."
Cassie almost told him he was sweet to think of her, until she realized the music box was the only thing he'd returned with.
"You were suppose to be looking for food."
"You try finding coffee on an alien planet!"
"For the last time, coffee isn't food."

 Follow the links below to read the other responses:

Friday, December 12, 2014

So earlier this week I joined a small writing group. Each week we get a prompt and write 100 words on that prompt.

Here is the prompt for this week:

 Here is my piece:

"Welcome to Blythe," a monotone voice greeted from above as Cassie stepped off the ship.
Most of the others had chosen to stay on the ship, deeming it safer than whatever waited for them outside. Only a handful of people had chosen to adventure off the rotten-smelling vessel.
"Do you think they have chocolate here?" One person whispered.
"Coffee. I just want coffee," said another.
"Why are we here? What do you want?" Cassie called up to the pink sky, assuming the voice's owner resided somewhere up there.
"Company," the ominous voice replied.
"Lonely aliens," Cassie muttered, looking around. "Perfect."

And here are links to the other group member's fantastical blogs where their take on the prompt can be found: