I suppose I haven’t had enough of death scenes lately, so when I stumbled across this today, I knew I had to enter. Enjoy my 50 word piece of fiction:
He swept her into his arms, holding her to his chest. She was such a tiny beautiful thing.
“I love you, Daddy,” she whispered, and his tears dripped onto her head, a mournful baptism.
Pain shot through his chest like lightning. Her shirt grew damp with blood from his wound.
Word Count: 50
The rules for participation are simple!
1. Create a piece of fictional writing in 50 words or less.
That’s it! But for those who wish to challenge themselves further, here’s an additional rule:
2. Post your piece of flash fiction on your blog or (for those poor blog-less souls) add it as a comment on the Gargoyle’s post for everyone to enjoy.
And for those thrill-seekers who really like to go the extra mile (ie: perfectionists):
3. Add the nifty little picture above to your post (credit for which goes entirely to ideflex over atacrossthebored.com) or create your own Fi50 meme pic….
and 4. Link back here and/or add your post to the linky list so others can jump on the mini-fic bandwagon!
Prompts for the first half of 2014 are as follows – suggestions for new or alternative prompts are always welcome! Posts can go up any time during the week (or entire month – we’re not fussy!) beginning the following dates:
The week beginning:
January 27…..The best of intentions
February 24…..Love in the Time of ……. (you fill in the blank!)
March 24….A tiny, beautiful thing
April 28….Only joking
May 26….What comes after
June 30….The upper hand
You’re welcome to pick your own topics or go along with the ones above.
Fiction in 50: think of it as the anti-NaNoWriMo experience!
Herstory Lesson: Heartbreak at least let’s us know we feel.