Mine - A 100 Word Story
January 10, 2012 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)!
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!
The shovel scrapes. "Hit something!" I call up to Bob.
He looks from the top of the grave, the light on my miner's helmet showing his gray face. "Is it..."
"I think so. It wasn't marked."
Bob moves away from the top. "I hope so. Maybe you'll shut up about her."
I toss some dirt up at him, and get back to work.
Uncovering the grave is easy, though she's hungry when I get it open. Bob tosses the shrieking food into the grave with us.
"Mine," I whisper, watching my love rip the brains from the food's skull. "Mine."