This story earned a special mention “For use of dialogue to tell an amusing story” in Flash! Friday 3-29. I am pretty excited that my story got any mention at all, as Flash! Friday is a very popular contest with SO many amazing entries. A BIG THANKS goes out to the wonderful judges over at Luminous Creatures Press!
The prompt for this challenge was to use the photo prompt as inspiration as well as include a main character that is a writer.
Buster Crabbe as Flash Gordon. Studio promotional still photo 1936, public domain.
“What is that thing?”
“I’m not sure,” Robbie panted, his plump stomach in knots. He glanced back, they had a small lead on the hideous beast.
“I didn’t think three headed monsters existed!”
“They don’t,” Robbie huffed, chubby fingers pushing up his glasses, “at least not in real life.”
“This is real life. Explain that.” Mike was a few feet ahead, holding back as to not lose Robbie.
“Well,” Robbie gasped for breath, lungs burning, ” I think… I created it.”
“You know that story I wrote last night?”
“It was about a beast with three heads, eyes like molten lava, big cavernous nostrils. Sound familiar?” Robbie stopped short, hands on his knees, gasping for air. Mike stopped and doubled back.
“You’re telling me that you somehow made it come alive?”
“Well… yeah. It’s sorta happened before, just never with something so obvious.” Their heads jerked back as a shrill screech filled the halls.
“It sees us!” Mike pulled Robbie up forcing him to run once more. “If we can get around that corner we might lose it again. What happens in your story?”
“Well,” Robbie hesitated as they turned the corner. A wall. “he chased his prey to a dead end…”
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