02:30:20 pm on August 5, 2011 |
Inspiration for my Friday Flash Fiction
The Can of an Energy Drink
Words That I must incorporate
- Yerba Mate
Since I am going to start being all virtuous on 8-7 with the #7virtues blog challenge, I will get one last sinful/ exciting flash out of the way for today!
Crisp air enters my lungs, the sign of falls descent on the unsuspecting people of Guarana. It only just seemed to arrive, summer, but with the factories on overdrive it’s no wonder our seasons are crazy like caffeinated yerba mate. That’s what they say they are making there, energy supplements. An understatement to be sure, the compounds they are creating are like magic in a drink monstering turbo humans with strength and speed at least before the strange side-effects kick in.
“Are we clear?” Amp asks holding a scythe at ready, the morning dew gathering around the rusted handle.
“Just cherry if we make it around the horde to the mountain.” I sigh looking at the drones tearing at each other’s flesh between us and tonight’s safe haven.
“Hit me with the ginseng. We’ll go all psycho on their asses!” His smile twists with excitement.
“We only have a few roots left…”
“Roots won’t do any good if we’re dead.” Sarah kneels next to me looking over the rocks as we watch one of the monsters adjusts its decaying face our direction.
“We don’t have much time before we have to plow through. The rotting flesh on a stick is losing its odor to distract.” Amp detaches the hunk dangling from his weapon, “Need more fresh repellant and it’s waiting down there.”
“Zombies… pain in my…” Breaking the root into pieces I hand it to them reluctantly wishing there was a way to just outskirt the mob.
Amp places the root between his lip and teeth like tobacco and then charges down curved blade up and swinging. The scythe chops off the curious one up front and Amp’s neck twitches to the side, “WHOO! Intense!” He screams feeling the sensations of the ginseng course through his veins.
Sarah and I keep the root close ready for the worst if necessary for now we follow our berserker into the sea of death hoping to be led to safety.
In a world where Energy drinks are the cause of Zombie INFECTIOn. Dun Dun DUN!
What story do you have with the selected words?
Ps: If you are the owner of the zombie photo, I will be happy to credit… just found on google… don’t know owner but liked the picture.
ANNOUCEMENT: TUESDAY TALES CONTEST!
Last but certainly not least, I am annoucing to the world that on Tuesday, I will be starting a weekly blog contest called #Tuesdaytales. This coming weeks judge is @Daezarkian the author of Blood Skies… check out his awesome website http://www.bloodskies.com The name of the game is to write a 100 word tale /flash fiction based off of a photo I provide… and to include the judge’s secret special word. And the winner will receive this pretty badge of which to show off gaining minions along the way that will grovel at their writerly prowess.
Don’t forget to stop by again and join in, the contest ends for judging at 6pm PST , 9pm EST August 9th. And To top it all off, this terrific contest will happen every Tuesday with a new judge, new super secret word, and new photo for inspiration.
Also, for those of you still interested in joining the #7virtues blog challenge that starts on Aug 7th Visit HERE to join in LadyAntimony’s greatness.Advertisements