General Fiction posted August 17, 2013


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Karma

by Janilou












My heart stopped beating the exact same minute I took a drink. Now I'm floating by the dumpster, fuming mad. My prize bottle top collection sits here, waiting for tomorrow's garbage pickup and my body's hardly cold. 

Knocking the bucket over, I roll the bottle caps across the driveway to spell "Murderer." The jury's still out on that one. I say it's Maude's fault. She handed me that damn apple, and I choked trying to wash it down.

Maude is coming outside, carrying something small and black. With a blood-curdling scream, she drops it. Now she's scooping up bottle tops and hurling them into the dumpster.

I'd die laughing, if I wasn't, well ... you know. 

Ah, there's the tunnel of light and the angels. I'm heading towards it -- I know the drill. This is my second reincarnation. I'll admit I made a lousy husband to Maude the first time around, but I sure hope I don't have to come back as her pet crow again. Although, I kinda enjoyed being able to peck her when she got on my nerves. 

"What's that, Mr. Angel? It's not my time? Whatcha mean I didn't learn anything yet?"

I watch, horrified, as the small black body on the ground gasps. 

Aw, crap. Crap! Caw! CAW!









 


200 Word Flash Fiction writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a story that is between 200 - 210 words. The trick is you must use the following words: laughter, heart, minute, jury, drink, garbage. Words may be used in different formats (for example: drink, drinking, drank)

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Write a story that is between 200 - 210 words. The trick is you must use the following words: laughter, heart, minute, jury, drink, garbage. Words may be used in different formats (for example: drink, drinking, drank)


Laughter = laughing -- as per the contest rules. All other words used in their original form.

210 words.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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