Thursday, June 14, 2012

Knights of Microfiction!

Firstly! Hi to my new followers! I'm so glad you're here! Tell your friends to follow me too! When I reach 100 followers we're gonna have a party and I'll be giving away some prizes, too!

But now, down to business.

That's right, y'all! It's time for KOMF again! I'm so glad that Jessica and Kathy McKendry decided to start hosting this monthly blog hop again!

Anyone can play along. To join in on the fun, check Jess and Kathy's blogs on the 13th to receive that month's prompt, post your entry before 11:59 p.m. on the 15th of the month, and leave a comment on one of their blogs with a link to your post.  Then go check out as many entries as you can!  By the 17th, they will choose two winners to be featured on their blogs.

Here's this month's lovely prompt:

Write a 200 word or less flash fiction beginning with this phrase: Her eyes shot open...
You are free to change the gender and POV if you'd like.

Her eyes shot open and she blinked rapidly. Why couldn't she see? She rubbed her eyes with the backs of her hands. They were wet. Wait, wet? That didn't make sense. She put out her tongue and tentatively tasted the liquid. Blood. Was it hers? She shuddered. She rolled onto her side and sat up. With a clang, her head came in contact with the top bunk. Ok. Ok. You're not crazy. You can figure this out.

She took a breath and wracked her brain for an answer. Of course. Heracleum mantegazzianum. More slowly, she rose and felt her way toward the door, one step at a time. She cracked her shin on the desk chair and cursed. Damn! I knew that was there. There wasn't much time. She had to reach Xavi before the effects were irreversible. Xavi would know what to do.

I hope you enjoyed my entry. I had fun writing it!


  1. That was intriguing. I hope she finds him! Nice job.

  2. Great post! Hope she gets that cure in time. I never knew there was a real plant that could do that! I'll watch out for that one in the garden.

    Thanks so much for participating! And congrats on all the new followers! :)

  3. This is great! I feel awed by the entries, I mean you all write SO GOOD! :D

    I'm glad I found your blog. Following! :)

  4. Eep! Quick girl, find Xavi.

    I've never even heard of giant hogweed. Probably doesn't grow here. But man, does it sound dangerous. Wonder how/when she came into contact with it.

  5. Whoa, that totally got me hooked!! Loved it! Thanks so much for participating. Now I really want to know what Heracleum mantegazzianum is!

  6. First up, 'Heracleum mantegazzianum', is that some kind of a spell/curse?
    Hope she finds Xavi quick enough. Great Job! )


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