Saturday, September 17, 2011


Here's an entry for another of Chuck Wendig's wonderful flash fiction challenges. This one is entitled, "The Numbers Game." You have to write a story in 100 words or less incorporating three of the five following words:
  • Enzyme
  • Ivy
  • Bishop
  • Blister
  • Lollipop
I chose enzyme, ivy, and lollipop. Here's the story, told in exactly 100 words. It's called "Goodbye".


I look at my watch. Five minutes have gone by, and I'm starting to feel some burning.

I'm in a sticky situation, and I mean that literally. The carnivorous ivy I'm wrapped in secretes a mucousy concoction of enzymes that are slowly digesting me.

My legs are blistering from the acid. I know I don't have much time left. Death has always seemed far away, but I'm nose-to-nose with my own mortality now. Apparently my whole life has been a fucking waste because I've barely done anything, and now I'm going to die. I'm fading.

Black spotted vision, then nothing.


  1. Oh, that's too bad! I wonder how this person managed to get stuck in this "sticky" situation! Good job.

  2. Ooh, carnivorous ivy - I like that! Very nice writing! ;-)

  3. This actually happened to me once. True story.

  4. Thank you! Yeah, I wish that I had more than 100 words to build up the rest of the story. I found this prompt a lot harder than the one 2 weeks ago.

    And oldestgenxer, if only Blogger had a "Like" button...

  5. I like the carnivorous ivy, too.

  6. That's just about the most creative thing I've seen yet: carnivorous ivy. Fantastic stuff.

  7. sheeeesh I bet you would pay a lot for a gallon of weedkiller about now lol - loved it!

  8. Thanks guys! I didn't think that so many people would like it :D

  9. I love the carniverous ivy, and I'm pretty sure if that happened to me, my last thought would also be: Apparently my whole life has been a fucking waste.

    Great work!