Absolutely! (flash fiction)

And Finrod fell before the Throne by KuraiGeijutsu

Absolutely!

I sat back in my throne as my advisor walked in.

“There’s been an outcry over your new measures. People are objecting.”

“Then kill the ones that object.” I replied. They went pale.

“What if I refuse to carry out that order?”

“Then you will be executed too.”

If they hadn’t wanted a bloodbath, then they shouldn’t have let me become World Leader with unlimited power.

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 65 + prompt

This was written with the prompt outcry provided by Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #261.

As the saying goes: Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Imagine if you suddenly had absolute power: How long would it be until you became a tyrant? The Lord of the Rings, for example (not related to the above fiction), acknowledges this issue. Both Gandalf and Galadriel are offered the Ring of Power at different times, but they both end up refusing it as they know where it will lead. Yes at the beginning their intentions would be good, but gradually they would end up becoming Dark Lords themselves. Something to think about…

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Endurance (flash fiction)

Endurance

“Well’s gone dry.” Sarika stated. Both her and Kali stared at the dusty ground.

“We’ll have to dig a new well then.” Kali said. She knew if they didn’t find water, then they would have to find it somewhere else, but water was scarce in this parched valley. In fact the whole world seemed dry now.

“If we don’t find water, then we die.” Sarika stated. This was the constant reality all survivors now faced.

“Then the sooner we build a new well the better.” Kali replied trying to sound upbeat. They went to find the others to help.

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 99

This was written with the prompt well’s gone dry provided by the Carrot Ranch May 23 Story Challenge.

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The Talks Begin (flash fiction)

The Talks Begin

The delegates looked upon the blue world of New Earth, or Omphalos as it was also known (being the centre of the New Earth Federation). Each delegate felt trepidation as their starship began to land. New Earth had finally agreed to talks with the Alliance of Free Worlds after years of bloodshed. Though they weren’t happy with the location, and feared it may be a trap, nevertheless they had agreed to come.

Once they sat down against their opposites, they knew there was now a real chance for peace in the galaxy…

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 91 + prompt

This was written with the prompt omphalos provided by Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #260.

This is not intended to be a comment on any current conflicts.

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The Plot (flash fiction)

The Plot

We infiltrated the castle posing as a group of traveling players, and ended up doing an impromptu performance to satisfy the Master of Ceremonies for the upcoming wedding. In reality we were there to open the castle gates for when the rightful Queen’s army attacked in the early morning…

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 48 + prompt

This was written with the prompt impromptu provided by Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #258.

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The Extraction (flash fiction)

The Extraction

“They think I’m crazy! I need an extraction immediately.” Maz said talking into her wrist.

“And what are we doing out of bed?” The nurse asked shining a flashlight.

“I’m trying to leave.” Maz told her.

“I think you should be sleeping.” The nurse replied. Maz was marched back to her room and given a sedative.

“I don’t like these pills.” Maz complained.

“Just take it, and no more night adventures please.” The nurse ordered. She closed the door behind her, but heard a thud. Opening the door again, she found Maz was gone. “Damn the alien got away.”

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 99

This was written with the prompt extraction provided by the Carrot Ranch May 2 Story Challenge.

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He Was Evil (flash fiction)

He Was Evil

The two of us were sent to this rocky moon to live out the rest of our lives. They didn’t understand the man I was sent with was my mortal enemy. He was evil.

They told us that if we worked together we could both eke out a comfortable existence, but alone we would die within a couple of years, at most.

As soon as we were left on the surface of this moon, I immediately attacked him by punching him repeatedly in the face until he collapsed. I then staved his head in with a rock.

They didn’t understand. He was evil.

Joanne Fisher

This came to me while doing the dishes. I guess the narrator didn’t understand irony…

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Up and Away! (flash fiction)

Up and Away!

“Supergirl is up and away!” Jill’s been watching superhero movies lately, and now she’s dressed in a makeshift costume. To be honest the MCU and others have never much interested me, not when there is Star Wars, something Jill has never been interested in.

“Be careful!” I tell her as she runs around the living room narrowly avoiding shelves and tables.

“Watch me mummy!” Jill calls out as she runs into the backyard.

“Wait!”

“Up and away!” I hear her yell. I run out to the yard and she’s nowhere to be seen. I look up into the sky….

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 99

This was written with the prompt Up and Away provided by the Carrot Ranch April 25 Story Challenge.

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Provocative? (flash fiction)

Provocative?

“Why are you so provocative?”

“Provocative?”

“You know, lesbionic.”

“Lesbionic?”

“You just going to repeat everything?”

“Yeah, until you make some sense. What’s your beef?”

“Do you always have to act so queer?”

“I’m not altering my behaviour to make you feel better. I’ve fought to be who I am, and I’m not changing that for anyone.”

“I wish I had your confidence.”

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 62 + prompt

This was written with the prompt provocative provided by Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #256.

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The Never Ending Story (flash fiction)

The Never Ending Story

“So I went over to Tasha’s place and we decided to go into town and meet up with Fuzz and Shev, but Tasha’s car wouldn’t start and we caught a bus, which took ages to come, so we were hella late. When we got to the bar only Fuzz was there. It turned out Shev hadn’t even turned up yet. So we had a few drinks and went to get something to eat, but Gazza surprisingly turned up, then we went into an alleyway…”

I sat there patiently listening to Janelle, wondering if her story actually had an ending…

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 99

This was written with the prompt never ending provided by the Carrot Ranch April 18 Story Challenge.

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It’s a Trap! (flash fiction)

Rogue Elf by Art of Neight

It’s a Trap!

“There must be some way out of here!” Yelmys said to herself as she watched the rising water.

She had sneaked into these caverns searching for fabled treasure. After creeping into this room, the door slammed behind her and water began to cascade in. She tried opening the door, but it wouldn’t budge. What diabolical genius had devised this trap, she wondered. As she stood there watching the water fall, she knew if she was ever going to find a way to escape this room, she had better do it quickly, the water would soon be over her head…

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 99

This was written with the prompt water falls provided by the Carrot Ranch April 11 Story Challenge.

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