21 Flavors - A Guest 100 Word Story
January 21, 2012 guest 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! Heck, Chris the Nuclear Kid does when he remembers to (and I can drag him away from video games)! And this is his story!
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 at the 100 Word Stories podcast site!
I walked down the road. The sun beamed bright and warm. I saw my destination - my mission was almost complete. I walked into the ice cream shop and waited in line. I knew what I wanted. It seemed like years - even decades - before my turn in line. I walked up to the cashier and placed my order.
"Hello, how might I help you today?" said the cashier.
"Hi! I would like the brains-flavored ice cream, please," I say.
"Very well, that will be one-nineteen, and is that all?"
"Yes, thank you. Have a good day!"
"Yourself as well."