The Angry Dance of Spirits
The gelatinous water sunk beneath the earth’s crust, pushing up the ocean floor. The sea became vast deserts of stinking dead sea creatures and trash. Gangs of scavengers formed, searching for pure water encased in metal, the only thing the electro-magnetism cannot penetrate.
We huddle under the graffitied remains of a concrete bridge, waiting for the deadly sunlight to fade. Kai tends to the jagged cut to my left shin. I’m still able to bleed; a good sign.
He reaches into our bag of medicines, finds the picture I hid . A smiling boy chasing a ball. In the background are acres of water.
Kai swallows convulsively, licking his cracked lips, suffering silently. I take our precious canteen. Before he realizes what I’m doing, I douse his hair, hoping it will break his fever.
I'm entry #42 here if
Here are the parameters:
There are five prompts: the four photos above and the following:
Two people are sitting together under the remains of a concrete bridge. Their backs are against a rusted bridge support. One person’s leg is cut. The other person has wet hair.
Do one or more of the following:
- Write a short story/flash fiction piece of less than 200 words based on the prompts - I picked this one and just so you know, I'm at 199 words. Had to take one out to come in at less than 200.
- Write a pitch/logline for a book based on the prompts (less than 100 words)
- Write a poem with a twist using the prompts as inspiration (in less than 200 words) - poetry? Um, no.
- Write a story/poem in five sentences, each sentence based on one of the prompts
- Write a poem/flash fiction piece (in less than 200 words) about the water pear *without* using the words “pear”, “spoon”, or “droplet”.
For added difficulty/challenge:
- Complete at least three of the above activities and tie them all together with a common theme (feel free to either state the theme in your post or leave us to guess what it might be)
- Write in a genre that is not your own
- Ask Challenge entrants to critique your writing. After the Challenge closes, you may wish to re-post your revised piece(s), and I’ll include a Linky List at the bottom of this post for those wishing more feedback on their revisions (note: revised entries will not be judged, so please label clearly your original post and your revisions. Please do not offer critique unless someone asks for it, as per the usual blogging conventions. If you do ask for critique, make sure you ask for it clearly so people know you want it, and please be prepared to receive feedback that may not be 100% glowing. If you are a critiquer, please be tactful and courteous, and remember to provide positives as well as negatives.)