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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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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Starry Night (poem)

Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

Starry Night


the night sky luminous 
with bright burning stars
the full moon beaming
like a spotlight at me

in the darkness
I gaze upwards
at the pageant above -
lost in wonder


Joanne Fisher


Word count: 30

This was written with the prompt luminous provided by Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #257.

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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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Yodel, not Yoda (flash fiction)

Yodel, not Yoda

“What was that weird sound?”

“Sorry, I was trying to yodel.”

“I thought you were having a fit. Yodel? Isn’t that a character from Star Wars?”

“You’re thinking of Yoda, the Jedi Master who taught Luke Skywalker in The Empire Strikes Back. He was also in Return of the Jedi, and the prequel trilogy.”

“Geek.”

“You did ask.”

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 57 + prompt

This was written with the prompt yodel provided by Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #254.

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The Way Out?

The Way Out?

Tiffany was lost. She had entered the catacombs on a dare and gone down several passageways. When she turned back, she couldn’t find the entrance. A woman with pale skin and long black hair stood before her.

“Can you help me?” Tiffany asked. The woman smiled coldly.

“Come with me.” the woman said holding out her hand. Tiffany was led down another series of passageways.

“This the way out?” Tiffany asked as they walked on into the darkness.

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 77 + prompt

This was written with the word catacombs provided by Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #253.

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Flight from the Shadows (flash fiction)

Flight from the Shadows

Kara ran through the forest pursued by the enemy. She had to get to the Summer Palace to warn the King that the Lord of the Shadow-World’s forces were in their kingdom. The palace was still far away and she doubted she would reach there now.

In the distance she saw shadowy shapes among the trees and realised she was surrounded. She stopped running, and unsheathed her runesword. The runes along the blade shone a deep blue. It was the only thing she possessed that could stop them now. Kara waited for them to approach…

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 95

The second Sky-Pirates of Durn novel (which remains unwritten) deals with the Shadow-World’s attempt to take over the world. Consider this as a sort of preview of what is to come…

This was written with the prompt rune provided by Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #251.

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Don’t Be Alarmed (flash fiction)

Don’t Be Alarmed

I was browsing in the store, when one of the mannequins moved. I thought I was going crazy, but then it turned towards me.

“Don’t be alarmed. We’re here in peace.” It said. All of a sudden all the other mannequins in the store began to move. There were cries of shock from other shoppers. Then they opened fire on everyone.

“You said you were here in peace!” It turned to me again.

“There will be perfect peace, once you are all dead.” It shot me.

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 85 + prompt

There’s an early Doctor Who story that has mannequins coming to life and shooting people. Personally I’ve never felt comfortable around mannequins. I keep thinking they’ll suddenly move.

This was written with the prompt mannequin provided by Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #250.

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Tasting (flash fiction)

Tasting

“This tastes so good! There’s always some extra flavours. What’s your recipe?”

“I add this and that. It’s a secret really.”

“Is there any more?”

“The human is completely exsanguinated now. I’ll go and get another.”

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 36

This is my second take on the prompt recipe provided by Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #249.

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