Friday Fictioneers – The Trike, 10.4.13

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Now, first things first: I gotta get me one o’ these SteamPunk Harleys!

THE Friday Fictioneers CHALLENGE:

Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end. (No one will be ostracized for going over or under the word count.)

THE KEY:

Make every word count.

THE RULES:

  • Copy your URL to the Linkz collection. You’ll find the tab following the photo prompt. It’s the little white box to the left with the blue froggy guy. Click on it and follow directions. This is the best way to get the most reads and comments.
  • MAKE SURE YOUR LINK IS SPECIFIC TO YOUR FLASH FICTION. (Should you find that you’ve made an error you can delete by clicking the little red ‘x’ that should appear under your icon. Then re-enter your URL. (If there’s no red x email me atRuntshell@aol.com. I can delete the wrong link for you).
    • Make note in your blog if you’d prefer not to have constructive criticism.
    • REMINDER: This page is “FRIDAY FICTIONEERS CENTRAL” and is NOT the place to promote political or religious views. Also, you are responsible for the content of your story and policing comments on your blog. You have the right to delete any you consider offensive.

    **Please exercise DISCRETION when commenting on a story! Be RESPECTFUL.*

I’ve gone a little bit Sci-fi here / The Dark Tower…

Yellow death fell back into The Nothing as the dust settled. Only here and now was left on old man Boltzmann’s porch, and he was mighty grateful for its Chronal refuge.

The Sun still shone – just! – and the trees shimmered in the faux warmth sure enough, but he was too busy counting his lucky stars at retrieving the gas canister from the sandstorm to care. The ablative plating on his Trike had done it’s job, keeping him safe from within the Null point, but it’s withering effects had drained too many Joules of energy, and Heat Death seemed so much closer now…

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27 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Trike, 10.4.13

  1. It does look like an apocalyptic trike, now you come to mention it! I didn’t get the references having never read the Dark Tower, but this certainly seems a bit drastic!

    • Hiya.
      The null point here is the porch, the chronal refuge- as the nothing withers all it touches into particles, so the refuge can cancel its effects to create safety. I think!

    • Thank you! I wanted simple words to have great meaning / implied meaning. There’s something about capitalising a word, no matter the class, that adds extra weight to it. Love language!

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