Okay! I am actually proud of myself! I wrote this during class (along with another poem due at midnight). hehe. I'm not great at flash fiction, but I liked this! And I hope you do, too. Here were the rules for Rachel's first challenge:
Write a short story/flash fiction story in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, including a poem. Begin the story with the words, “Shadows crept across the wall”. These five words will be included in the word count.
If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional), do one or more of these:
- end the story with the words: "everything faded." (also included in the word count)
- include the word "orange" in the story
- write in the same genre you normally write
- make your story 200 words exactly!
Here is my entry. I used orange in my story, and wrote in the same genre I normally write. I could only get to 198 words! :/
This is about my favorite, Cove Rowell. You all probably know what he looks like, but here's a picture:
Now, here's the fiction:
Shadows crept across the wall. The sun was rising. Pieces of orange light peaked through the window. Cove sat on the edge of his bed, knowing today would be a day of death.
He had never seen this betrayal coming. His father had taught him to trust no one, that treason was punishable only by death. His father had lived by those words, and so would Cove.
Cove grasped his sword and headed up stairs, loneliness grasped at his heart—today the one he had trusted most would be put to death. He already had an explanation for the incident. On deck, he broke through the morning light—a halo of dawn surrounded him. His father turned to him, a smirk on his lips.
"Only a day to Maris."
Cove walked up to his father, the smirk faded from his face.
“All treason is punishable by death,” said Cove. “You made me Captain upon your betrayal. Now I take that title.”
Cove did not wait to hear his father's plea--he could see the guilt in his eyes.
The blood of his father was warm on his hands, and the man who taught him of treachery was dead.
Hope you liked that! :D