#SwiftFicFriday – Week 19 Prompt

#SwiftFicFriday – Week 19 Prompt

Welcome to the new and improved word sprint writing prompt series – #SwiftFicFriday!

After some feedback and more consideration, I’m updating the rules to give more people a chance to participate! Instead of 30 minutes or just an hour, I’m opening the prompt up to FOUR hours: 8:30PM-12:30AM on the east coast.

Other things to keep in mind:

– Include social media links/handles/anything you want to promote (Twitter, FB, etc) & word count in the comment with your submission.
– Submission must be between 150-300 words.
– All stories are property of the authors.
Winner will be determined via reader votes over the weekend.

Ready, set, write!

Prompt: So I’ve had a long week (almost forgot to set up this post!) and the year ahead holds a lot of excitement/stress for me. To that end,

Write a scene in which a character is overwhelmed.

Happy writing!

One thought on “#SwiftFicFriday – Week 19 Prompt

  1. This prompt fit well to continue a story I started with a different flash style word prompt. I give you the 258 word flash Tormonian Tortures.

    Margoth’s purple gelatinous body quivered, turning an awful pasty grey. Only a hint of its natural purple color remained. Silently it breathed thanks Yagaroth the bio-suit had a hologram function that allowed Margoth to blend into the scenery.

    But nothing helped the sensory assault happening. Loud shrieks and screams vibrated its whole being while the strangest smells invaded its olfactory gland. Margoth held an immense amount of gratitude for not being able to feel the environment around it. What on Pliknes was all that white stuff covering everything? Nothing in the database said anything about that. And it was so bright, too.

    Just then another small Earth being flew by on a flat contraption, a horrendous noise emanating from it. Margoth thought perhaps the Earth being was injured, but none of the larger beings seemed to react. The small being fell over and struggled to assume a bipedal position in the white crystals. Then the being dashed by Margoth, the flat contraption in tow. More small beings sped past Margoth as it twitched, hidden near a tall thing with green pointy needles. Margoth made sure to pull its tentacles in close. The suit would hide it from any of the Earth beings’ ocular appendages, but wouldn’t stop them from sensing it should they step on a tentacle.

    In a soft voice, Margoth begged anyone on the communicator who might be listening. “Please, for the love of Pliknes, let this mission be over! This is just too much! Knowledge of Earth is not worth this!”

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