Friday, March 9, 2012

Flash Fiction Friday - 3/9/12

This is my entry for Rachael Harrie's Second Campaigner Challenge. The prompt I chose was this picture:

I went with the 200 word flash fiction, which is also in a genre I don't normally write (Contemporary Romance).

His breath was warm on my cheek as he leaned over my shoulder. “That looks like a screensaver,” he said after a minute. “You know, the kind with the swirls?”

I turned slightly to glare at him, realizing belatedly how close he was. Too close for “just friends.”

“Well, it’s not.”

He shrugged amiably. “Okay,” he said.

I pushed back, exaggerating my anger so I’d have an excuse to get away from those eyes. “I can’t believe you’d reduce beautiful art to a screensaver.”

His lips—perfect, full lips—quirked into a half-smile. “Sure you can,” he argued. “I do it all the time.”

“You can be impossible.”

He smile widened, and he slid closer again. He had to know how much I still wanted him. “Yes,” he breathed, hovering over me, hands resting on the arms of the chair. I tried not to squirm. “I can.”

And then he kissed me, and even though I knew all the reasons we shouldn’t be together, I just couldn’t care when he was holding me that close and making me feel that good.

So even though I knew it would probably kill me, I kissed him and let myself fall again.


  1. Excellent use of that prompt! I haven't seen anyone else interpret it that way, it worked really well!

  2. AH. LOVE.
    This was so great! You nailed tension!

  3. Oh, nice. Just "Liked" it. :)

  4. Oh can be that way, can't it? (#30)

  5. Guess what? You've made it to the second round of judging. Congratulations! :)

  6. I liked how you used a totally different view point from this prompt! Well done!

  7. You're the only one to go with romance! Nicely done! :-)

  8. I like the cliffhanger at the end and your use of the prompt. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Very nice and original. I like it!

  10. This is the first romance entry I've read. You said a lot with a few words which is great :-)