Each week, Sacha Black challenges writers to pen a piece in 52 words. Exactly 52. You know I love micro fiction and you know I love a challenge. So, here are my entries for the January prompts:
Week: January 4
Prompt: The Timer Started
“I don’t know!” He struggled against the ropes binding his wrists. “I swear…”
“Tick, tock,” she examined her nails. “The timer started,” she glanced at the bomb, “six seconds ago.”
“You have the wrong man!”
“Aw. Now why’d you do that?” She grabbed his chin. “I. Don’t. Like. Liars.”
Week: January 18
Prompt: Lost Things
It hadn’t worked. But she didn’t regret a thing she’d done to try.
She accepted a folded pile of clothes from the guard and shuffled in line with the other women. She glanced back at the man. Fifteen years shifted around the walls in her mind.
His eyes went wide. “Mum?”
Week: January 25
Prompt: One Hundred
“I wonder if they actually have one hundred legs,” he dangled the centipede inches from her nose.
She shook her head and took a step back, bumping into the counter.
He took a step forward. “No? You don’t wonder? Or, no, you don’t want to know how I’m going to find out?”