• 02:30:20 pm on August 5, 2011 | 9
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    Inspiration for my Friday Flash Fiction

    The Can of an Energy Drink

    Words That I must incorporate

    • Amp
    • Energy
    • Overdrive
    • Turbo
    • Boost
    • Supplement
    • Intense
    • Cherry
    • Hit
    • Mountain
    • Dew
    • Guarana
    • Ginseng
    • 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!


    If youaretheowner of this photo please let me know so I can credit.

    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.


    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 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.



  • John Wiswell 6:44 pm on August 5, 2011 | # | Reply

    Haha, that’s a mountain of chemicals and promotion to climb! Good job.

    • glitterlady 6:52 pm on August 5, 2011 | # | Reply

      I had a can of AMP in front of me and was like, “WHat story is hidden in your delicious cherry juices?” So I just took all of the words on the front of the can and BAM! Zombies sprout from within. glad you like it! COME BACK on Tuesday for #tuesdaytales challenge.

  • Margaret 6:46 pm on August 5, 2011 | # | Reply

    Bloody brilliant! And intrigued to see your Tuesday Tales too! I’ll be checking back in to read that.

    • glitterlady 6:54 pm on August 5, 2011 | # | Reply

      I hope you not only read… but participate in the #tuesdaytales challenge! It will be MUCHO fun. See you then. [hugs]

  • David A Ludwig 9:22 pm on August 5, 2011 | # | Reply

    Not surprised a zombie apocalypse story came out of an energy drink… Those things never treat me well.
    I guess I’ll give the Tuesday Tales Challenge a shot… Though I gotta say I am more than a little apprehensive about having to work with an image and a word every week with no fore-knowledge or time for research.

    • glitterlady 10:06 pm on August 5, 2011 | # | Reply

      @david , It’s 100 words just have fun with it no need to go all scholarly on me #Tuesdaytales will be super fun and the picture is just there for inspiration in the peice, doesn’t mean it has to be the focus… just slightly referenced at the least.

  • Margaret 11:59 pm on August 5, 2011 | # | Reply

    I just spent the evening with someone who once worked in the food industry and after what she said I actually believe your flashfiction is one of those sci fi stories that comes true!!

    • glitterlady 4:23 pm on August 7, 2011 | # | Reply

      @margaret Energy drinks the leading cause of zombies… I can see that happening. Is your friend one of the vending machine loaders that is distributing energy drinks across the world? lol

  • hotshot bald cop 3:17 pm on September 2, 2011 | # | Reply

    Now that is some great writing.

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