Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Random Wednesday - prompts

I haven't done one of these in a while. Thanks to Aheila for her Drabble Day Challenges. Monday's prompt was “paint.” Here's my offering =)

“Hey, are you ok?”

“Sure, I’m fine.”

“What happened?”

“Nothing, why?”

“You’re bleeding.”

“I am? Where?”

“Right there. On your elbow.”


“What did you do?”

“I don’t know.”

“You don’t know? That’s a lot of blood.”

“It doesn’t hurt.”

“Where were you earlier?”

“Art class.”

And over at Confessions from Suit 500 they are having a quick prompt contest for an advance copy of Original Sin by Lisa Deroshers. You have to use these five words in a 100 word or less story:
Personal, Demons, Hellbent, Original, Sin; Bonus Points if you use the phrase "A Devil's Own"
Entries are due by midnight Thursday. Here's mine...

With each step the fragrance thickens. I crane my neck around the corner and suck in the enticing aroma.

There it is. Like original sin, too tempting to avoid. It’s only three feet away. I draw another deep breath and…gag! The demon’s stench invades my nostrils.

I scan the room. There. My arch enemy, hellbent to destroy me, saunters in and sprawls on his pillow, falling into a cream coma.

I silently scamper to my prize, remove it and position the contraption perfectly.



His inflamed green eyes catch my smiling black ones. This time it’s personal.


Catherine Denton said...

Haha! I love that both of these had a twist. :) Great entry! Hope you win. And thanks for your kind words on My Blog.

Sharon Sullivan-Craver said...

Tara--you are so good at this..Your blog makes me smile..Thank you

MISH said...

I like your drabble dialogue ~~ it has a smooth , natural feel to it .
The second piece is mysterious & edgy ...

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

These are both so good, Tara! I loved the twist at the end of the first one. LOL!

Dana said...

I agree with Sharon--your blog makes me smile!

Ellie Garratt said...

Wow. I loved the humour in the first one and the second was deliciously dark, which I love!

Ellie Garratt

Tara Tyler said...

You guys always make me smile with your comments =)

I love the different affects each person gets from the pieces. I like doing them, even if I don't win.


C R Ward said...

I loved both of your short pieces!

And I have to say, you're a bad influence on me. I checked out the link and the next thing you know I'm coming up with my own 100 words for Original Sin. Good luck to us both! :-)

Aheila said...

I like the quick dialog for the 'Paint' drabble. It shows a lot about the characters (one caring, the other usually distracted (or so we can assume)). Nicely done!

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