Flash Fiction – The Void

Zippy Flash Fiction

For the Carrotranch September 3: Flash Fiction Challenge

Arture dashed across the windswept plain. His heart pounded in his head; his feet pounded the ground. Sand bit at his face as it was dragged away into the void behind him.

What now?

A rocky outcropping jutted up ahead. Perhaps it would shield… Arture faltered and dodged as the mighty wind peeled giant jagged stones away from the earth.

Every fiber of his body strained forward. Then… Arture left the ground. The void pulled him in like a great whirlpool.

Arture set his jaw, tucked his legs, and sped at the void like a cannonball. This wasn’t over.

Writing Prompt – 5 Words #41

Today’s words are:

  • Eastern
  • Weakly
  • Claws
  • Appear
  • Reflection

The goal is to exercise your brain and split writer’s block. You can write anything! A story, a poem, a paragraph, a sentence, anything! The only rule is that it includes the words given or is inspired by the words given. If you post something, link it in a comment. I’d love to see what everyone comes up with! Have fun and remember to include #5words

Poem – Barney the Sheep

Barney the sheep
Had tons of friends.
Barney the sheep
Was the center of attention.
Barney the sheep
Was a baaad boy at heart.
Barney the sheep
Loved the lambs.
Barney the sheep
Had it all. But
Barney the sheep
Felt empty inside.
Barney the sheep
Wondered what he could do.
Barney the sheep
Had an idea.
Barney the sheep
Shaved off his wool.
Barney the sheep
Made sweaters for all.
Barney the sheep
Had tons of friends. And
Barney the sheep
Was a friend to call.

Writing Prompt – 5 Words #39

Today’s words are:

  • Robot
  • Sunlight
  • Medley
  • Cool
  • Starve

The goal is to exercise your brain and split writer’s block. You can write anything! A story, a poem, a paragraph, a sentence, anything! The only rule is that it includes the words given or is inspired by the words given. If you post something, leave it or link it in the comments.

Poem – Friendship

There once was a locust.

His name was Vern.

He was quick as a dart.

He jumped high as a fern.

There once was a beetle.

His name was Dan.

He was tough as a rock.

He was strong as a man.

There once was a cricket.

His name was Luck.

He was smart as a whip.

He chirped loud as a truck.

They met in a field.

They formed a pirate band.

They hitched up their things.

They traveled the land.

They stole honey.

They stole grain.

They stole crops.

They even stole rain!

One day they sat

Resting by a pool,

When Dan stood up

And said, “This seems fool!

We call ourselves pirates,

And we’re smart and quick and tough,

But we have no ship,

Nowhere to put our stuff!”

“He’s right you know,”

Vern said at last.

“We are pirates,

But we have no mast!”

“Fellows, fellows,”

Luck said with a grin.

“We do have a ship,

And its name is ‘Friend’.”

Flash Fiction – Coffeebuck$

Zippy Flash Fiction

Inspired by 5 Words #25

Somewhere in Washington…

“I’ll take an Ultra Mocha Filled Raspberry Chortle No-Whip Half-Caff Low-Fat Non-Dairy Hot On-The-Rocks Presbyterian A-La-Mode with Caramel Dilly Dallies and 14 grains of All-Natural Organic Bone-Char-Free Evaporated Cane Sugar on the side,” Terry said.

“One Ultra Mocha Filled Raspberry Chortle No-Whip Half-Caff Low-Fat Non-Dairy Hot On-The-Rocks Presbyterian A-La-Mode with Caramel Dilly Dallies and 14 grains of All-Natural Organic Bone-Char-Free Evaporated Cane Sugar on the side for Terry. That’ll be $86.90,” the cashier said.

“I’ve got an Ultra Mocha Filled Raspberry Chortle No-Whip Half-Caff Low-Fat Non-Dairy Hot On-The-Rocks Presbyterian A-La-Mode with Caramel Dilly Dallies and 14 grains of All-Natural Organic Bone-Char-Free Evaporated Cane Sugar on the side for Terry,” the barista said.

“Oh, shoot! Can I actually get that cold?”

Writing Prompt – 5 Words #25

Today’s words are:

  • Ultra
  • Mocha
  • Filled
  • Raspberry
  • Chortle

The goal is to exercise your brain and split writer’s block. You can write anything! A story, a poem, a paragraph, a sentence, anything! The only rule is that it includes the words given or is inspired by the words given. If you post something, link it in a comment. I’d love to see what everyone comes up with! Have fun and remember to include #5words

Writing Prompt – 5 Words #24

Today’s words are:

  • Atoll
  • Galley
  • Amaranthine
  • Paralyze
  • Deep-set

The goal is to exercise your brain and split writer’s block. You can write anything! A story, a poem, a paragraph, a sentence, anything! The only rule is that it includes the words given or is inspired by the words given. If you post something, leave it or link it in the comments!

Poem – Song of Seven

Inspired by 5 Words #23

Seven bottles,

Seven promises,

Seven lands,

Seven friends.

Seek the first in land of stone;

Search beneath a tree alone.

Seek the second below the tide;

Shifting sands is where it hides.

Seek the third in forest old;

Start at field with fluffy fold.

Seek the fourth in ice and snow;

Swirling lights above and glowing eyes below.

Seek the fifth in scorching heat;

Scorpions scuttle beneath your feet.

Seek the sixth in mirror lake;

Shines the one that isn’t fake.

Seek the seventh on mountain tall;

Summit the top and find the fall.

Stand with friends beneath the sun;

Save our world from the Endless One.

Writing Prompt – 5 Words #23

Today’s words are:

  • Seventh
  • Promise
  • Bottle
  • Citrus
  • Tilt

The goal is to exercise your brain and split writer’s block. You can write anything! A story, a poem, a paragraph, a sentence, anything! The only rule is that it includes the words given or is inspired by the words given. Have fun and remember to include #5words