#FlashFictionFriday – Vol. 25: THE CELEBRATION

Photo credit: The Story Teller's abode

Photo credit: The Story Teller’s abode

It’s week twenty-five of the flash fiction challenge by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Artists, check out their blog and join in or read others’ posts and be inspired.

I’m on vacation as we speak but I wanted to squeeze in a little writing as I drift along the ocean. Love this prompt this week, something about it inspired darkness.

Read mine below and feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy!

THE CELEBRATION (159 words)

The flicker of flames dance across the stone monuments the Ancients built centuries ago. Chanting, singing, dancing—the sensual sway of naked flesh. Roger watches Malika twirl, her dark hair cascading over bronzed skin.

“She’s beautiful,” Kimo says, handing Roger a bottle of dark liquor.

“She wouldn’t be interested in a tourist like me,” Roger says. Yet he yearned to brush his lips across her silky skin.

“I’ve seen many come through here. She doesn’t look at them like that.”

Roger takes a swig of the tangy liquor and joins Malika, her lithe body wrapping around his. The thrum of drums and burn of alcohol fill his head as he stares into her eyes. Mesmerized, it’s as if his body floats through the air. Numb. Roger sees Kimo stand through the celebration and haze of his lust.

“Let the sacrifice begin!”

Hands bind Roger to a stone dias. Malika raises a dagger above him, and then everything goes black.

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11 Responses to #FlashFictionFriday – Vol. 25: THE CELEBRATION

  1. afairymind says:

    I really enjoyed this. It’s beautifully written and has a wonderfully dark twist. Very well done! I hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation. 🙂

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  2. Wonderful story! I wonder if he would still say how beautiful Mallika is now! LOL! He was sacrificed because of his lustful desires. Enjoyed this story a lot Vanessa! Enjoy the rest of your vacation and thank you so much for taking time to participate in the FFfAW challenge!

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  3. luckyjc007 says:

    Great twist on this story….enjoyed. thanks for sharing, especially while you are on vacation….hope you have a great one! 😊

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  4. Dark indeed – a great caution against letting the destruction lust can bring.

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  5. honestme363 says:

    A completely unexpected twist. I quite enjoyed it.

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