Rachael Harrie has got a fantastical challenge this week for us Crusaders. If you haven't heard of the Crusade click on my badge on the sidebar for information. If you're looking to participate in a blogfest visit Rachel's blog for a list of what is going on in Bloggerville.
Also, there has been a new blog started called Write Hope. There are some stellar things to bid on (Holy STELLAR things) with proceeds benefiting the victims of Japan.
Gander on over and take a peek.
The Crusade Challenge:
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.
Everyone is very welcome to take part, though only Crusaders will be eligible for the prizes. Entries over 100 words will not be considered. Entries will be judged on various criteria, including originality, word count, and entertainment value.
Here is my entry at 100 words (and my very first flash fiction story ever).
The goldfish bowl teetered on the edge of the flimsy nightstand and crashed to the floor.
I didn’t think. Only react.
The goldfish slithered through my fingers. I scooped it into a glass breathing a sigh of relief.
I turned to the bobcat. Orange fur shined in the moonlight. He rubbed against my leg purring. “Stop shape shifting in the house. My pet is not your dinner!”
John jumped on the bed, fur disappeared and his lip quivered. “Can I have you for dinner instead?”
I slid between the blankets. He nibbled and licked at my ear. “Yes, oh yes.”