I'm participating in a flash mob event! It's a contest linked to International Flash Fiction Day, which falls on 22 June.
How to enter the mob:
FLASH MOB 2013 is a hybrid blog carnival and competition celebrating International Flash Fiction Day. To enter the mob, post a previously unpublished work of flash fiction (300 words or fewer, not including title) to your own blog sometime between now and June 10 (closing date of contest).
Then send the following (1-4 below) to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. the link to the story
2. the story text in the body of your email without your name attached at the top
3. a brief bio
4. a picture of yourself looking mean or cool or funny or arty–nothing boring, no nudity.
For more details go HERE.
So here is my flash fiction in approximately 194 words:
CHERRY BLOSSOM MOMENT
The cherry blossom tree is in full bloom now. The pink hue of petals a reflection of your flushed cheeks.
I can visualise them now… your cheeks…
As a child, you’d return from the park, run up the steps and burst through the front door, breathless, flushed, eyes shining with wonder and excitement, the discovery of a tiny bug or plant the source of your newly-discovered pleasure, simple child-like moments.
As an adolescent, your cherry blossom cheeks remain flushed with fever as you battle your demons. The hardest of them all being the one of choice. Choice used to be such a simple concept. Milo or milkshake? Vanilla or banana-flavoured ice-cream? Polka dots or pinstripes? And eventually… quality over quantity? A limited quality-filled existence, rather than countless days, stretching on, filled with pain?
The cherry blossom tree stands erect, like a ballerina in a pink tutu, on pointed toes. The lustrous petals are overflowing, falling… falling… falling… scattered on the ground, yet the branches remain full; a testament to your indomitable spirit, so in tune with a song only you understand, its erratic rhythm dictating your graceful steps in the dance of life and death.
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This post is part of the Celebrate the Small Things bloghop which is hosted by Viklit over at Scribblings Of An Aspiring Author.
Each Friday, post in your blog something you wish to celebrate achieving / doing that week.
It can be writing related: I finished a tricky chapter! I finished my outline!
It can be reading related: I read two books!
It can be life related: I tidied my sock drawer! My child finally ate something green! I cleaned the shed!
Whatever you like.
I'm also celebrating over at the A to Z Challenge blog. Click HERE. Come and join me there for a fun-filled Friday post with loads of laughter! Can you think of a better way to start your weekend? So what are you waiting for? Get over there————————————