It seems like it has been a lifetime since I have done a flash piece. Okay, maybe that is just me being a little dramatic, but it has been a few weeks for sure. This weeks flash prompt brought on a moment of Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh for me, but then I stopped being a baby and just got over it and wrote.
I guess you could say I got motivated…
The August 13, 2014 challenge from Carrot Ranch Communications prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) show the underlying motivation of a character. He or she may not even understand the motivation fully, but let the reader grasp it. It can be an external or internal motivation (or both). Maybe it’s a decision, a revelation or the beginning of disaster.
A Scratchy Competition
Glancing around, I screwed the lid shut on my neighbors powder compact and placed it back on her vanity. Then I did a final check of my own make-up before she finished up in the bathroom.
I knew that she would make a final mirror check where she would powder her forehead, for fear of unwanted shininess while on stage.
A bathroom break would have been a relief, but time hadn’t permitted. Instead, I disregarded the empty baggy of itching powder at the bottom of the trash before heading back for curtain call.
This year’s crown would be mine.
So how did I do?