Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Menage Mondays

I won a contest. :)

*happy sigh*

You know that feeling when you get to the end of a book and you're sad that its all over but... ahhh, its just so good? Yep. That's what I feel like.

Cara Michaels has a fun flash fiction writing prompt on her blog called Menage Mondays. They happen on Mondays (surprise...) and are simply loads of delicious writing fun. You get three prompts: A picture, a phrase and a theme that all have to be incorporated into your 200 words-or-less entry.

This was the Mission yesterday :
The Photo:
The Phrase: too much damage (can be used anywhere.)


The Theme (or the Judges Prompt) : pretending

And my champion entry! I've been watching a lot of Grimm, Once Upon a Time, the Bourne movies and NCIS lately. Can you tell? X)

"What do you see?" 
“Ummm,” Lucy cocked her head. “A baby giraffe.”
“What about this one?” Lewis pulled out another photo. We watched from the dark side of the two-way mirror.
The General grunted. “She’s dangerous, Mr. President.”
“Empty words. That’s all you’ve had for me for three days,” I said slowly. “I need proof –her parents want her back and I don’t see why they shouldn’t.”
The General rubbed his forehead. He had dark circles under his eyes and had already consumed three cups of coffee.
“She’s caused too much damage, I can’t– what is he doing?!”
Lewis was holding a picture of an explosion behind a highway.
“That’s you,” Lucy said sweetly. I leaned closer to the glass. The General ordered Lewis out. They couldn’t get the door open.
Lucy nodded. Lewis swallowed, glanced towards the mirror and showed her the next picture. The picture of the destruction they said she had caused.
“Get him out of there!”
“Those are dead people.” 
Lewis frowned.
“What? I thought we were pretending!” She giggled and the camera feed crackled as black smoke trickled into the room. When the room exploded, all you could see were her blue eyes. 

Its funny, cause I wrote this literally 30 minutes before the contest closed and I wasn't sure I even liked it. Guess I do now. ;) 
Let me know what you think! 


  1. Whoa! yeah very much. Gave me pause.

    1. Thank you! I reread it this morning and creeped myself out ha!

  2. Absolutely my favorite flash fiction I've seen from you so far. YOU GO GIRL!

  3. I thought it was fantastic McKenzie! Probably just one of the reasons it deserved to win IMHO! I have never subbed to Menage Monday but after judging this past week, I'm certainly going to throw my hat into the ring!


    1. Thank you Julianne! You should totally join in, they seem to get more fun every week ;)

  4. Like I said before...you do quirky (and mischief) so well!

  5. You're a great writer! I'm really enjoying going back and reading some of your older posts now that I've discovered your blog. Thanks for taking the time to paint word pictures for the rest of us. :-)

    1. You are quite welcome Abigail! I'm glad I can share my favorite hobby. :)