Friday, October 31, 2014

Flash! Friday–Vol 2 – 47: Frozen

Flash Friday -- Halloween Edition

Every Friday our challenge is to craft a 150-word story (10-word leeway) based on the photo prompt. We must also incorporate a specific word or topic.  This week's special element was "a monk." In honor of Halloween, here's the picture--and here's my post: 

Caution: Radiation Controlled Area. Creative Commons 2.0 photo by Oleg.

142 words

After a moment’s hesitation, I push open the cold metal door—and am assaulted.
Lights flash, illuminating the movements of the creatures circling before me.
Loud music envelops me, the beat resounding in my bones.
Heartbeat accelerating, I step into the chaos—and become one with it.
Assassin, Skeleton
Leopard, Goddess
Lashed by sound and color, I scan the gyrating mass swirling around me—and am lost.  
Ogre, Flapper
Witch, Monk
Sidestepping a whirling werewolf, I finally spot a familiar face—and begin to edge over.
Empress, Soldier
Vampire, Zombie
Exhilarated, I tap her on the shoulder. She turns—and freezes.
Fencer, Barmaid
Aphrodite, Slut
step forward, intending to jump into the vortex—but she doesn’t move.
Laughing, she looks at me, her face a mask of incredulity and derision.
Seriously? You came to the dance party as Elsa from Frozen?”

Thanks for stopping by. Try your hand at flash fiction--it can be addicting! 

1 comment:

  1. I received a special mention this week from the judge. Hooray! :)