Hi everyone –
Remember how I said I’m not much of a craft blogger? Well, that was true! LOL
And then we asked for things you might want to see in the Castle of the Castles & Guns…
Still with me?
Okay… Now I haven’t asked the two queens of the Castle for permission, so let’s keep this on the down low. Muahahaha! *ahem*
I love flash fiction! All sorts! I love to write it and read it. Give me a great hook at the beginning and a twist at the end that I never saw coming and I’ll smile for the rest of the day!
So let’s do it! I’ll show you mine, and you can show me yours… The winner will win chocolate and Night Walker goodies! Woot!
Here are the rules… I want a Murder in 250 words or less! (This story was originally printed in the "Death in 13 Flashes" anthology.)
By: Lisa Kessler (212 words)
Lap, lap, lap.
Carl woke in a cold sweat, haunted by the seemingly innocent sound. Cats lapped up their milk every day. So why was the sound so ominous in his dreams? He shook his head with a disgusted chuckle. He didn’t even own a cat. Hated the damned things.
"Bad luck wrapped up in fur," as he always said.
Rubbing his face with calloused hands, he lumbered down the hall to the kitchen. A short chat with Jack Daniels was usually all it took to calm his frazzled nerves and drift back to sleep. Just a few swallows and he’d be resting peacefully again.
Climbing his stepstool, Carl stretched his arthritic fingers, reaching for the smooth glass bottle when he heard a hiss. He craned his head back and gasped when the devilish green eyes flashed back at him, his fragile balance faltering. The glass bottle crashed on the floor just before Carl did.
His brittle skull crunched with the impact against the unforgiving linoleum floor. Stale air passed his lips for the last time.
The cat approached with a cautious stride, circling, investigating his large quarry. Satisfied with the hunt, he knelt beside the old man’s cracked skull taking in the delicious aroma of fresh blood.
Lap, lap, lap.
So bring it on… I promise you they’re super fun! 250 words or less… Post it in the comments with your email address and I’ll draw a winner over the weekend…
(Little Secret: There are goodies in the Castle Vault for everyone who posts a story! )
Thanks for playing! Can’t wait to see what you come up with…