Flash Fiction Challenge – 100 Words
This week, Chuck has challenged us to write a flash fiction piece of no more than 100 words. This was both terribly easy and terribly difficult for me, all at the same time.
I don’t have a title for the piece yet, but it comes in just under the limit at 97 words. And if you have a moment, I encourage you to follow the link back to Chuck’s blog to read some of the other entries. There’s some pretty great stuff there.
“I’m scared,” she says.
I smile my most reassuring smile. “I’ll be right here with you the whole time.”
“Will it hurt?”
“Only for a moment, like ripping off a Band-aid.”
She exhales deeply and closes her eyes, trusting me. “Okay, I’m ready.”
I gather her into my arms, pressing our bodies together. My quick jab elicits a tiny gasp from her lips, and then she softens, relaxing against me.
When it is over, I gently kiss her brow before laying her limp form against the pillows.
Then, I rise and leave, already thinking about my next appointment.