Welcome to Flash Prompt #15!
What is that you espy upon yonder horizon, could it be... a Flash Prompt?
Oh well, it's too late to run now. The damnable thing has caught sight of you and is heading this way at a brisk trot. Legend says the beasts can smell procrastination from as far as fifty paces, and even the sharpest of wits is rendered useless against their leathery hide.
The only thing that can save you now is words; no less than 55 of them (after all, the beast must be satiated)
, but no more than 1000 (or it shall grow to enormous size and you will be crushed).
Fiction monsters are notoriously fickle, but if you face it head on you just might survive.
The only thing left to do is write.
Your story must be between 55-1000 words
in length. Include all the challenge elements
, and make sure that you mention which Flash Prompt # you've used in your artist comment.
There's no time limit for submissions, but to be part of the regular feature your story should be in by the 30th of April.
To submit your entry, paste a link to your Flash Prompt story in the comments below
Then add your story to the Flash Prompts gallery folder
so that it may be read by one and all!
FLASH PROMPT #15 - Behold, a quest!
This challenge was brought to you by our very own SarcasticCupcake5.
Part one: Slay the dragon!
Your story must be an epic quest. It doesn't have to be a fantasy quest, it could take place anywhere or any time. Part two: With a bagel?
Your story must include a very unusual weapon.
Part three: My loyal companion.
Your main character should have a trustworthy and loyal companion. This companion can be in any form; human, robot, animal, etc.
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, or send a note to FlashFictionMonth
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