Attention all flash fiction lovers!
There's an exciting 100-word challenge over at J.C. Martin's place. The Fighter Writer is hosting the Oracle Olympics, in connection with her new book, ORACLE.
The rules are simple:
- A prompt is released every Monday.
- Write a 100-word (exactly) short story based on the prompt (does not include title or prompt)
- For each week, post your completed story on your blog by Friday 10.00PM GMT, and enter the URL for the post in the Linky which will be provided.
- Every weekend, all completed entries will be put up to the public vote. Voting ends Sunday 11.59PM GMT.
- The top two voted writers of each week will move on to the 100W Finals. (To make up 8 finalists like in the 100m finals, the two highest voted losers from all 3 heats will also make the Finals.)
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“Smoke from the flames curled and twisted in the breeze…”
Fragmented images flitted along the edge of his memory… black beret… steel grey eyes… acrid smoke… searing flames…
He struggled to remember; but it was futile, a wasted exercise. He was blank, a clean slate, tabula rasa.
"Test results are in."
"We've done everything possible."
"It's simply a matter of time…"
"Ha! Time, dear doctor, is a luxury I cannot afford!"
They were coming to get him. That he knew for certain.
In the absence of reliable memory, gut instinct prevailed. But who were they? Who was he? Why were they after him?
The images disintegrated… slipped away.