Saturday, 29 June 2013

Behind schedule

This week's prompt at Julia's Place is "Pink nails?" she cried. Click on the 100 Word Challenge to read more flash fiction stories, or enter your own.

Behind schedule

The castle was only half-built and they still needed to paint the walls and sort the fittings.
“Dave, we’ve got a problem.” Rich nodded in the direction of the bedroom door.
Dave could hear Arabella, their ‘boss’, shouting downstairs. He could only make out one word. He walked to the landing and peered over the enormous staircase.
“Pink curtains AND netting! Mummy! Pink door handles! What? Pink nails?” she cried. “Yes, those too! Pink cement if necessary. Tell them now!”
Dave heard the clomp, clomp, clomp of a seven year old in heels and sighed. It was going to be another late one. 

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Group therapy

This week the prompt at Julia's place isn't so much as a prompt as a general theme. As it's been sunny for more than three hours on the trot, the prompt is YELLOW. My mind took me to a strange place writing this one, but see what you think. 

Group Therapy

She reeked of DEET when she arrived. Bloody honeymooners. All pale-skinned and in love. I like a challenge.
-         - What happened?
At dawn they rode hot-air balloons over the plains. Came back after breakfast. Laughing, kissing, sharing the photos. “You look so silly!” “Wow, you got the lion yawning.” You know.
-         - Go on.
It was chilly when they woke. She didn’t shower. She didn’t spray. I knew they laid down when it got hotter. So I waited. Was easy.
-        - OK, would you like to introduce yourself?
My name is Dina. I’m a mosquito and I have yellow fever. 
100 words

To read more entries at Julia's Place click on the image: