Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Tantalizing Teaser

Tantalizing Tuesday is all about writing 200 word Tantalizing Teasers, inspired by a personal picture prompt to post on Tuesdays. The emphasis is on having fun, pictures can be anything that takes our fancy. I hope you enjoy what we have to offer.

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I didn’t know what made me step into the tattoo parlour, I’d never wanted one. In fact I’d always found them to be distasteful. Truth be told I walked by this old building every day and this was the first time I’d noticed the fantastic renovations. The converted factory was rather attractive and the interior was austere without being stark, a mixture of sterile and fashionable. There was only one person in the large shop and he gave me a welcoming smile. “So you’ve decided today is the day?” I frowned at the odd turn of phrase. I didn’t know what to say or do and just stood there speechless. The other man seemed to smile even wider and I was a little disconcerted with the fact he looked rather cherubic for a handsome young man. “Did you have a design in mind or would you rather choose from my exclusive assortment?” He lifted a massive portfolio onto the high counter and opened it to about the centre and turned it to face me. I flipped the pages a few times, skimming the drawings. I was about to turn the page again when a delicate blue swallow caught my attention.
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Friday, 7 September 2012

Flash Fiction Friday

We have a picture about which we write a story of 100 words, no more and no less.

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Flasher Fiction Friday

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Benson felt the walls closing in around him and tried to take some deep breaths but it was too late. The panic attack was in full bloom and all he could do was ride it out.

Penny found him sitting on the bed, eyes glazed over and he was as white as a sheet. She stepped over to him and set about tickling him. When he started laughing she encouraged him. “Come on silly! The paper work is filled out and good to go. Time to jilt the bride, right at the altar, for her brother.

“Time for a wedding.”