Chuck Wendig holds a Flash Fiction Challenge each Friday, and this is the second time I’m participating.
Since drabbles are my current love, (and Chuck seems to have set no lower word limit) I’ve made it a drabble, based on the picture he has kindly provided us:
The only remarkable thing about Miranda was her voice like coarse sugar, which proved to be her undoing at the Annual Charity Halloweeen Ball. The minute she spoke they knew who she was. She never won any prizes.
One year she went clad in a fencing costume with the back of her head split open, dripping blood. Every time someone spoke to her, she coughed and removed a bloodied handkerchief from her lips.
Since no one wanted the handsome carpet ruined by too much blood, they declared the winner early. She went up to the dais, and fell down, quite dead.
I do love macabre stories, and yours is quite tantalizing. You are a wonderful writer and your work proves that so.
Thanks, Petra. I do need blessings on my writing these days 🙂
Awesome drabble! I like short and sharp. Blessings!
Excellent story, well written. I like the Drabble and other lengths of very short fiction.
Thanks, I’m happy you like this one.
Wow!! Amazing! 😀
What a kick this story packs! Awesome work! 😀 😀
Pencilgirl, you’re kind as usual.
Thanks anyway for your help, Damyanti. I posted my entry on my blogsite and will leave a note with Terribleminds, as such. Thanks again!
Jackie, replied to you on your blog.
Damyanti, please help me. I wrote a piece for the contest, searched the website, and still cannot figure out how to submit my work. This particular challenge could not be found at terribleminds.com. I feel so green in the blogworld…. Please save me from wasting my piece. Thank you in advance. Jackie
FYI…My girls would die if they knew that I used my real name. They said that I would get murdered if I did! Kids! LOL!
Well, at least she won, I guess!
Yeah, there is that, yes 🙂
Good job at conveying a frightening scene in such few words! Great ending.
Nice one. Why not tweet it up as a Fridayflash? =)
I know, Anna, maybe I should have.
Nice. Short and a bit harrowing.
Thanks Patricia 🙂
A drabble — I didn’t know that word. Had to look it up. (And then noticed you had made a link — oh well.) You’ve made every word count, and a drabble would certainly train a writer to do that. Good tight story.
Thanks, both for stopping by and your comment.
Good one — quite a show stopper!
Thanks Gladys…am glad you like it.