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!
You can hear my son’s reading of the story below using the player, but if it’s not working (usually in RSS feeds), you can download it directly here. You can also read and hear the rest of the entries at the 100 Word Stories podcast site!
What did we do to deserve such cruelty? They burn us till we cannot move. Being forced to wait for our doom. And they put us in round upside-down domes where we sit there, unmoving, waiting for their return, dreading what is to come. It happens all the time, and now, it is my turn.
I sit in the dome thing and wait. There is a tall green triangle in the corner with smaller square objects under it. Then, to my horror, I see the gigantic red and white demon. A ravenous monster, a legend among my kind.