Yup, 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!
They’re near. I hear them breathing, smell their unwashed bodies. I don’t know how I will escape them, but I must try.
Slowly, I work my hands free from the restraining cloth. I tense, ready to move and –
– they notice.
I open my eyes with the blast of rancid breath, and can only see my dog’s rough tongues descending to lick my face clean.
What a way to start the day.