Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction Challenge No. 22

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Guidelines from Charli’s community:

February 22, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a unicorn. It can be realistic or fantastical. Go where the prompt leads.
Respond by February 27, 2018, to be included in the compilation (published February 28). Rules are here. All writers are welcome!
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Here is my entry for the prompt, (which I love – Unicorns!)  I knew instantly what to write… I had the idea engraved in these words from my Media Kit bio:

If the mood takes me I snorkel with mermaids, or sign up for idyllic holidays with the Chinese Unicorn, whose magnificent voice sings like a thousand wind chimes.

I don’t know if the Chinese Unicorn exists, or if it sings, but it’s nice to dream and to imagine! Also, I doubt if the Chinese Unicorn looks like this but it’s fun to play with Canva!

The Chinese Unicorn

 

 

The Chinese Unicorn Sings

I swear my workday wielded ferocious tentacles and claws, stressful, busy, so many demanding blood-sucking visitors. I stole a stranger’s smile and stapled it on my face. I tried to laugh but instead I swallowed down my tears. My anxiety had cranked up a helter-skelter notch. On my journey home, I discovered a brochure with an unusual invitation:
Visit The Chinese Unicorn Whose Magnificent Voice Sings Like A Thousand Wind Chimes.
I didn’t hesitate, I didn’t bother to say goodbye. When I heard the unicorn’s blissful melody, I wept. It wasn’t an interlude; it heralded the end of anxiety.


 

Sometimes tears can be happy ones!

 

To join in the challenge follow the link:

https://carrotranch.com/2018/02/22/february-22-flash-fiction-challenge/

Hope you enjoyed my flash fiction!

 

Bye for now,

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Ten Word Story: Cavernous Potato Hunger

potato-540386_640This week I’ve been inspired by Esther Newton’s ten word story challenge to write a story with the words Potato and Friday, she originally posted this challenge on the 2nd of April.

https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/5373/

So apologies for being so slow on the uptake Esther. I’m kind of behind on the date of the challenge but never mind. I had a go at this one anyway. Here is my belated ten word story:

Friday Hunger dug a cavernous potato hole in his stomach.

You might want to have a go at her current challenge: https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/09/my-weekly-writing-challenge-46/

Esther’s looking for ten-word stories, with the words: discombobulated, fabulous, bacon and unicorn.

Sounds quite a challenge!

First of all let’s take the word discombobulated, quite a mouthful isn’t it? Doesn’t roll of the tongue with ease but I do kind of like the word, it means to confuse, disconcert, upset, frustrate. I kind of think the discombobulated idea suggests a touch of humour, and poor old Mr Pig may have to chat up a fabulous unicorn or else he might end up as bacon!

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Here goes:

A discombobulated pig courted a fabulous unicorn who ate bacon.

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