Pogostick - A 100 Word Story
June 30, 2011 flash fictionYup, it's flash fiction time again! As always, this is based around Laurence Simon's weekly challenge for the 100 word-stories podcast. It's a great exercise for writers - writing a good drabble is a lot harder than it appears, but is still a "small" task so you can get around that idea of it being too much work. And then you get a random (and often bizarre) writing prompt to shoehorn you out of writer's block! Go read the rules for the Weekly Challenge and participate!
Also, mad props to Cyn from my writing group for helping with the female voice so you don't have to hear my bad imitation of a female voice!
The player below should have the audio for this week; if it doesn't, you can find the audio here to download. You can also read and hear the rest of the entries (and vote for your favorites) at the 100 Word Stories podcast site!
Sarah's hand on my shoulder was soothing. "Relax, Jase. Convergent evolution doesn't have to happen the same way everywhere."
I shoved words through clenched teeth. "Yes. It. Does. That's what it bloody well means." An alien moved past the viewport, its body telescoping on the upward arc. "And then with Charles..." I stopped as his spacesuited figure went by, riding an alien like a pogostick. I spluttered wetly in indignation.
Sarah laughed. "It's harmless. They like it, so hush." She turned to get a communique. "Oh."
Sarah grinned. "We just found a planet where life looks like hula-hoops."