Other Worlds

Today’s story is a micro-fiction piece of 100 words. Last night I semi-randomly chose three words I wanted to feature in today’s story (tree, pills, leather). I also set a challenge of writing only 100 words, no more and no less. Challenges like these are always fun, at least for me. ;)

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Erin washed the pills down with the last half of her lager and waited. As her eyelids drooped she thought of the nanoids travelling through her bloodstream, toward her brain, latching onto her receptors. A steady hum tickled her ears. It was now or never. This would be her last chance to find the tree.

“Took you long enough.”  Darren’s towering form loomed over her, one eyebrow arched, his lips a subtle mischievous smile. “Look at you! Leather this time.”

“I don’t have time for games, Darren.”

She had fifteen minutes to find the source and save their worlds.

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© Amanda Makepeace

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6 Responses to Other Worlds

  1. Summer Ross says:

    Interesting, but I’m left curious what happens. This might be a great piece to shed more light on as I’m interested by the possibility of magic. Great job though in only 100 words, that is a task.
    Congrats on co0mpleting day 3.

  2. Thank you, Summer! This might be an interesting story to keep going with throughout the month. Maybe I will try having all my micro-fiction revolve around this story line. Limiting a story to exactly 100 words is not easy! I almost got stuck at the end trying to fit in the words. :)

  3. Jane says:

    Hello Amanda, I like this story. I like the fact that it ends there too. It gives something to think about. I might try the 100 words idea, with three words. Why did you chose those words, were they random or did you have a story in mind anyway?

    Jane :D

  4. Thanks, Jane! I didn’t have a story in mind before hand, but the first line did come into my head before I fell asleep the night before writing. As for the words, I thought of “pills” when I took my even medications and “tree” when I looked out the window–so they really were sort of random. I picked those two words first and then thought I need something very different to offset them with, and “leather” came to mind. :D

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