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Friday, 6 November 2015

Committed - Kiss of Death - Brave

Flash Fiction / Micro Fiction
Length - 100 words each

Three pieces written for the competition theme 'Unlucky Halloween'.
* 'Brave' finished 2nd place in the competition!

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Committed

Halloween is my time, and this year, like the shops I started early. I was committed, as they say, or should be, and wild accusations had me confined under house arrest.
                On the night I almost gave up hope, scuppered by rain and reputation, until one little Robin Hood got separated from his family.
                I offered him one of my beloved spider cakes, but he refused, months of hunting behind furniture wasted. I thought to win him over and ushered him inside.
                That he recognised my hand crafted decorations as his missing kid sister was just plain unfortunate. For him.
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Kiss of Death

'You're not gonna believe it! I kissed Jennifer! It was... magical!' Jordan beamed, eyes fixed on Dave's wizardly cloak. 'I heard her in the cafeteria, she's come as an angel. And I used this!' He pinged his mask back over his smug face.
                'Yeah mate, but so did her sister...' Under the mask Jordan's face was unreadable, but there was a weight to the silence that followed. 'Mate, everyone saw it.'
                'Wait, everyone? Even...' Dave nodded his head in mock solemnity, and Jordan felt a tap on his shoulder. He turned slowly, and came face to face with the reaper.
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Brave

I slipped away from the others under cover of the storm, running a finger along the police tape that lined the path to the door.
                'I've come for my sister.'
                I pulled back my green hood and buffeted him over the threshold. He tried to distract me with poisonous edibles, but I pushed deeper into his lair.
                Then I saw her, everywhere, she lined the walls.
                I screamed my fury, but it was only one more cry against the chorus of this unhallowed night. My one chance cruelly reversed.
                I spied an empty place on the mantelpiece, undoubtedly my own.

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