Friday, October 20, 2006

I'm Giving This Flash Fiction Thing A Try

99 words of horror (I hope) for the 99 Words of Horror Contest courtesy of Fireflies in the Cloud and the Flash Fiction Friday sponsored by Peregrinas. This is my first attempt at 1)flash fiction 2)joining something like the FFF 3)horror.
Feel free to comment about whether or not it's actually horror. *I'm* deathly afraid of moths, btw.

Under a rock might be a scorpion, in the rafters, a black widow spider. Miss Jenson talked about poison bugs in our science circle today. She didn’t talk about moths, ones with wings big as a bird's. I hit one with my hand; it scared me flying close to my face. One flew past Jeremy, leaving powder on his shirt. Kimmie had to duck when she went inside; she got moth dust in her hair.

I see them from my window, out in the desert, under the moon. Fighting over the limp bunny between them. I feel hungry, too.


Bk30 said...

nice to see new faces! I'm sure Matt will like the entries as well. Killer moths.. man why didn't I think of that!

Joanne D. Kiggins said...

Good Micro-flash, Dawn. Fun, wasn't it!

SMG said...

Moths freak me out when they get in the house because THEY freak out and I can't tell what it is until it stops moving. Can't tell if it's a chinese beetle or giant wasp, etc.
Very poetic btw!

Dawno said...

Thank you, everyone for commenting. This was a real stretch for me - I am still not very self assured about writing at all and it's almost as terrifying as moths for me to put something like this up for folks to read...thank you for being supportive!

Frank Baron said...

I liked it Dawno. :)

It reminds me of a true, only-mildly creepy story of moths.

I don't have time to write it now. Maybe I'll blog about it sometime. If so, I'll be SURE to let you know.

You're welcome. :)

Dawno said...

I think I can handle mildly creepy - just don't post pictures!

D.T. Kelly said...

Nice Dawno.

Say, what's that fluttering behind your head there?


Dawno said...

Cruel, Dan, Cruel!! (but thanks!)