Monday, March 21, 2011

Second Crusade Challange

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).

Midnight Dreams

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.”

34 comments:

Nancy said...

Very interesting story! And I was not expecting the ending!

Matthew MacNish said...

I saw your comment on Elana's blog, so I wanted to stop by to follow yours.

Nice ta meet ya!

Lydia K said...

Oh, that was a sexy ending! Great one!

Cherie Reich said...

Great story, particularly the ending. *winks*

Michael Offutt said...

This is a great entry.

raisingmarshmallows said...

Naughty, naughty. Great job!

Nikki

Carol Riggs said...

Ha, nice twist/surprise at the end. Intriguing read and original take on those same 4 words! :)

Tony Benson said...

I love it. You not only saved the fish, but you got secuced as well, all in a hundred words :-)

Ben Langhinrchs said...

Good twist. I didn't expect that.

Trisha said...

Ooh, sexy! I like it :D

Cally J said...

Definitely didn't expect that twist. Naughty, naughty bobcat!

Summer Ross said...

Nice twist I wasn't expecting LOL

Amanda Milner said...

Why hello there naughty twist! Lol! Very fun take. ☺

Callie Leuck said...

Ha. Nice! Very well done :)

J.C. Martin said...

Bad kitty! Good job!

Rachael Harrie said...

Wow, didn't see that one coming :) Great first flash fiction story ever! And thanks so much for the shout-out for Write Hope :)

Hugs,

Rach

Happily Cheesy said...

Interesting. Definitely keeps you guessing.

alberta ross said...

nice twist - liked it

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

I liked how this story kept twisting, keeping my on my toes as I read. Nicely done!

I realized I haven't been following. So many Crusaders! Sorry for my oversight, and I've rectified the problem!!

Witless Exposition said...

Love how just about every sentence was a twist! Great job

Sierra Gardner said...

Nice. Shape shifting boyfriend eh? =)

Jeanne said...

Surprising end! I love it. Very well done and I especially like the way your word choices accent the mood.

lbdiamond said...

Ooh, saucy! :D

Vicki Tremper said...

Fun! Nice job with this. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Alison Miller said...

Steamy! I love it! Great job!

Charity Bradford said...

Mmm, delicious! Thanks for sharing.

Will Burke said...

I like the shape-shifter angle! I've found that trying to eat women's pets doesn't leave them too enamoured with me, but whatever floats your boat.

Kari Marie said...

Love the sexy twist!

E.J. Wesley said...

I love these sultry entries! Who would've thunk a goldfish bowl = sexy? :-) I really enjoyed this one!

EJ

Clarissa Draper said...

Sexy! I like your take on the challenge!

Donea Lee said...

Nice and steamy! ;) I like your take on the challenge - thanks for sharing!

jane grant said...

Interesting piece of flash. Had to read twice to *get it*, but once I did I thought, oh yeh!!

Anyway crusader saying hi.

Regina said...

I really enjoyed this and the twist at the end was really great. Very unexpected and creative. :)

ali said...

Ooh, that's kinda naughty. And I liked it. ;)