At any rate, I'm throwing in my lot and posting what is called "Flash Fiction" - short fiction telling a fast story in under so many words. I am mainly doing this because my friend over at SurlyMuse is awesome and found the best inspiration picture ever. I am partly doing this because I need to just suck it up regardless of the giant ball of panic in my stomach. Either I'm a writer or I'm not, right? <Bleh>
So the details, Surly Muse and others set up a blog hop for writers using the below picture. Basically you write a piece of flash fiction, poem, or song (300 words or less) using the photo as your inspiration. (Click here for the full details)
Without further adieu, the picture and my prose. <eeek! hides face in terror>.
|Photo by Luis Beltran via surlymuse.com|
Jan sat in the flowers directly beneath the light. The fragrance was almost too intense with her nose just inches from the growth but it smelled like home, like cinnamon and apples. She brushed her hands gently across the top of the flowers, watching the petals ripple like the water of her home planet. Jan found her ragged breath slowing, her body calming. She hated this planet and wanted to go home. But experience whispered in her head, this would be the last adventure. So she focused her thoughts on everything she missed about Earth.
She heard it then, the small snap of a twig. It had found her. But she was done running. She had run through too many galaxies, across too many worlds, between too many trees just like these. It was in those trees now, stalking her from above. She refused to look up. Instead she focused on a single white flower. The light went out and Jan closed her eyes - it really was a beautiful place to die.
Right, so don't judge. At least not too harshly. o.O
I know it's not a recipe or a book review and I promise not to do it often. AND I promise a fab blueberry jalapeno recipe tomorrow and bookclub updates this weekend. So don't delete me just yet!