I hope everyone has had a good week, as for me, I am still sneezing up a storm. But I have faith it will pass soon, otherwise I fear what my children will do to me in their desperate boredom. 🙂
However, with all of this time in a fuzzy headed stupor, I have managed to stick to my writing on a daily basis and not shrug it off as I tend to do when not feeling myself. I am halfway through my third short story (if I had the energy, I’d be doing the go me dance.) And this week I typed out my 99 word flash fic piece early instead of leaving it till the last minute. (Have I ever mentioned my tendency to procrastinate?)
I really enjoy doing these pieces each week, not just for the writing and thinking outside of my comfort zone, but mostly because of the others that do it as well. They are all such kind people who have such thoughtful words for everyone who participates. I love reading their take on the prompts though I have not found my footing on commenting on other peoples work/blogs. (I always feel like a stammering idiot with less than insightful words.)
But I digress from the topic at hand. This week we were prompted to include a fantasy element or creature. Now I absolutely love fantasy, mythical creatures, magics and everything in-between. Though for me personally, I have a difficult time writing of such genres. It’s not that I have not tried, it just doesn’t flow easily for me. I tend to tell myself that what I have imagined is quite absurd and quit, moving on to less interesting topics. So going with my stepping outside of my comfort zone, this weeks prompt was perfect! And I loved it! Even if I changed my fantastic creature and story several times before settling on what is written below.
The June 4, 2014 challenge from Carrot Ranch Communications was to: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a fantastical element or creature.
The Scaly Curse
The wind whipped her face as they soared across the night sky. She leaned forward, resting her face against the worn scales that made up his body. Their time together was coming to an end, they could both feel the changes in the air.
They were only given one night a year, as this was their curse. He wasn’t even granted his old human form to be able to hold her tight. This is how they would share their love until one died or one forgot the other.
But she didn’t care. The dragon was her father after all.
So how did I do?