Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Flash Fiction: Week #11

Amy C over at Romance Book Wyrm and Dottie over at Tink's Place
have come up with the idea for a Monday Morning Flash Fiction challenge. Each Monday a new picture prompt wi
ll be posted and if you choose to participate - you post your story on Friday.

And here is the eleventh picture prompt:
And here is my story:
Sux to Be Me
By Michelle Greathouse

It wasn’t fair.  All I wanted was to go to the gathering - but no, I wasn’t old enough.  Parents.  When were they going to let me grow up?  I have boobs for goodness sake - nice boobs if I can rely on what Vlad said last Friday night at the Dragon Ball.

Being a sixteen year old witch blows.  Not the witch part - that rox out loud - the sixteen year old part.  I am still considered a witchling - so I’m not allowed to observe any of the rituals that may or may not be performed during the gathering.  Who are they kidding?  This is a party.  A Halloween party - and I want to go.

My mother has been working on this thing for three weeks.  She is bound and determined to out do last years gathering.  I think it has something to do with the fact that last years gathering was at Raven’s place - and Mama hates Raven.  

Raven tried to flirt with Daddy one time - one time - and Mama went ballistic.  To Dad’s credit, he didn’t blink an eye.  He worships the ground Mama walks on - it is sickening at times.

After Mama got through ripping Raven a new one, Dad swept her up in his arms, planted a big sloppy one on her, smacked her behind and ported.  I was mortified - we were right in the middle of the apothecary - and everyone ooh’d and ahh’d.  I threw up a little in my mouth.

The place is all decked out, food and wine and other beverages are packed behind the bar.  The bartender is Vlad’s older brother - he is a potion master of the first order.  A few years older than Vald’s eighteen - Lucien is hot and he knows it, which is a big turn off.  But he is nice to look at - which brings me back to my first point - I want to go to the party.

I worked so hard on my outfit - even going so far as to get one of those silly ‘witch’ hats that all the humans wear.  That was a feat in itself.  Do you know how hard it is to slip off to the mall?  Give me a break.  I cut advanced divination and snuck out to the herb garden, figuring no one would be there after lunch, I thought for sure that security troll spotted me right before I ported.  Another thing I’m not supposed to do.  Damn

That is what got me caught.  I was running a little behind and ported straight to my room instead of the woods - and who was standing in my room when I popped in?  Mama.

She had a shit fit.

“Devin Aurora Morgana Birchwood, have you lost your blooming mind?”  I knew I was in trouble then - when Mama uses all four names, that’s it.

My friends call me Vinny - but right now, my name is mud -   because Daddy heard Mama’s dulcet tones and beat feet to the rescue.  Why anyone - especially Daddy - would think that Mama needed rescuing is beyond me.

So Daddy came in and things went from bad to worse.  And that is why I am sitting in my room - all dressed up and no where to go - and on restriction for two weeks.  

But I did grab the latest Kresley Cole book while I was out.  If I have to be stuck in my room - at least I can read.

I wonder how that Cole lady knows so much about our world...?

The End
Word Count: 593

So what do you think?  I tried a couple of different things this week.  I wrote in the first person and I went for funny/snarky rather than violent/bloody.  LOL

Happy Halloween everyone - be safe!  :)



Anitra Lynn McLeod said...

I like it! It's funny, and first person POV makes it feel immediate. Great job and I can't wait to see you at NaNo. :)

Blodeuedd said...

*nods* The first POV works excellent, you make me wanna try it too some time. And I liked her snarky ways

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Sooo cute, just like the picture! You nailed it!

Dottie (Tink's Place) said...

LOL Michelle!

It's great, you got the snarky teen down right (gee... you must have a little experience with that, I know I do!!)

Loved it Michelle, 1st pov worked great!

Dottie :)

apageturner4u said...

Ohhh I loved it! Great job!