It’s time for Flash Fiction Friday again!
Here’s the gist. Each week, Paper Hangover gives some kind of writing prompt–it won’t always be stories, just something to get those creative juices flowing. If you want to participate, just leave your link in the comments (over there) and we’ll stop by and see your work. Easy, right??
This week’s prompt is: “Take any minor/background character in your novel and give them their own wacky, mini adventure. In 300 words or less, start the scene in media res and end with a cliffhanger. No resolution.”
Okay, I’m taking my character, Jace, from my novel HAPPILY NEVER AFTER. This would actually still fit within my novel’s realm, but obviously could never be part of it because he’s not the MC. So, enjoy…
“I’s been watchin yous, boy. Thay ain’t nothin’ yous can do tha’ I won’t see.” The witch cackles, sending chills racing up my spine.
“I don’t care what you see, lady, I just want a straight answer.” I pause and narrow my eyes at her. “What did you do to get banished to these woods?”
She cackles again and I ball my hands into fists to keep from lashing out at her.
“Oh, so the boy bees wantin’ answers, do he? Answers I gots, but answers I don’ give.” The witch smiles showing off her toothless gums, and I grimace.
I step forward and grab a hand full of the front of her ragged dress. “You have to tell me. If I don’t find out, we all die.”
The witch leans in close, only inches from my ears, and whispers, “Death be better than this, boy.”
Haha, okay, so what do you think?