Welcome back! Life has been crazy here this weekend - the twins turn six today (Where has the time gone??? (It probably left with my sanity...)), and we had their party on Saturday. A fun time was had by all, and I'm exhausted. :) Hopefully you're less exhausted than I am and have some energy to tackle this fantastic prompt! Have at it!
If you haven't read the full version of the rules, go here. Otherwise, here's the short version:
1. Start with the given first sentence.
2. Up to 500 words
3. Keep it clean (nothing rated R or above)
4. Optional Special Challenge
5. Stories submitted must be your own work, using characters and worlds that you have created. Sorry, no fanfiction.
6. Include: Twitter/email, word count, Special Challenge accepted
7. The challenge is open for 24 hours on Tuesday EST
Oh, and feel free to change pronouns, punctuation, tense, and anything in brackets to fit the story/pov/tone. I'm not going to be TOO picky... Our judge however...
Our Judge today is Ray Morris, also known as @iwrites. Read his winning tale from last week here! Check out his blog here.
Ray Morris makes his home in the wilds of West Texas, among the dust and devils. He got started along the path of writing when he stole his brother’s Dragonlance books at the ripe age of 12, and hasn’t looked back since. He is currently querying his first novel, working on several more, and begging his Muse to give him a break. However, since his day job is driving for eleven hours straight, he has way, way too much time to think.
When not writing some dark and usually disturbing Flash Fiction, he’s relaxing at home with his wife and dogs. And her cats. Always, her cats.
Your first sentence for FINISH THAT THOUGHT #2-38 is:
Your SPECIAL CHALLENGE from the judge is:
Include at least THREE of the following: meteor, blood, shark, ice, water, horn, wolf, dragon, ninja
AAAAAAAND WE'RE OFF!!!