As American As... - A 100 Word Story
July 04, 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!
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!
She struggles in the trunk. The Chevy's steel frame muffles her thumps and cries; the cotton in our ears does the rest.
The CEO of EMI glances at me, but I stare determinedly ahead. This is too important. Too much rides on today. This isn't our normal gig, but it's one we have to play.
She is gorgeous, even tied, even gagged. I knew - KNEW - how she was responsible from everything from Greensleeves to Blueberry Hill.
We shoot her, bullets thrashing her flesh, her body tumbling down the dusty levee. Our careers in the music industry are safe once again.