Fair – A 100 Word Story

storytime.pngYup, 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!

I am now – when I remember to do so – updating these in a podcast feed (dubbed “Radio Free Steven the Nuclear Man” by Laurence). You can subscribe with this link (http://feeds.feedburner.com/Ideatrash) in your podcatcher or phone.

A message for Twilight fansRandoph growled from behind the curtain. “It isn’t right.” He tensed, but I restrained him with a hand.

“Not yet, brother.” Our nostrils flared with the smells of teenagers drenched in perfume and desperate older women. “Not yet.”

The movie marathon paused before the final film.

“Now,” I said, extending my fangs as, under the moonlight, Randolph’s fur sprouted from his skin.

We strode before the screen, sparkling body lotion glittering, the crowd going wild.

Afterward, Randolph kept muttering. “Still not right. We deserve more than minimum wage.”

“Plus tips,” I said, retrieving dollar bills from my pants. “Plus tips.”

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