August 8: Flash Fiction Challenge

August 8, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a poisoned apple. Let’s explore dark myth. Deconstruct the original or invent something new. Negotiate the shadows, shed light, but go where the prompt leads you!

She was different, though didn’t understand why.
They came from the same gene pool, the same background, the same upbringing.
They had grown up together, been taught the same values, attended the same school.
But she was different, and she knew it.
She stood out. It wasn’t intentional, and the others tried to put her down, swamp her with their opinions and demanding attention.
Their offspring were the same as them.
Calculating, scheming, self-centred and selfish. No good deed done or thought of unless it benefited them.
Where had the poison originated?
And thank god she not been affected.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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8 Responses to August 8: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. Is there a good chance that you would have kept on waffling, if you didn’t have to follow the word count limit?

    • It depends on what I’m writing about! My first posts were almost 1000 words and I thought too much, so I tried to keep them around 500. Once I get the bit between my teeth though, I’m off like a shot so put the ‘grab tea and biscuits’ warning at the beginning!

  2. Sadje says:

    Fits the Prompt.

  3. Pingback: Poisoned Apples « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

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