Feb 29, 2012

The Princess and the Thief - Part 1

The princess was scared of falling in love. 

So every evening when she went out to party, she opened her rib cage, took out her heart and locked it in a safebox that she kept under the sink in her bathroom. Then she put on her shortest dress and she danced all night. Cute boys fell over each other to bring her drinks and fought duels to ask for a chance to dance with her. When she got so drunk that she could not remember her own name, she picked the cutest boy from the boys (they always came where she was, like hounds on scent of prey) and took him home with her. 

And every morning, she discarded the boy, who was tired, irritated and being as useless a boy as all boys are wont to be, sooner or later. 

Then the princess had her breakfast, put her heart back in her rib cage and went out to do the things that princesses do. Like, eating cake, being pretty and being awesome. 

Then there was the thief who had a job to do. He was a cold hearted motherfuzzer who took what was not his, from the poor or from the rich. He worked for money and his skills belonged to whoever was willing to pay the price. He asked a good price, mind you, and people like you or me could never afford his talents. 

Only a Prince could hire the thief. 

A prince who wanted a certain princess' heart. A prince who wanted to fall in love without the pain or the risk of heartbreak. 

A prince who could afford more than you or me ever would. 

So, the prince bought the thief's services for stealing the princess' heart.

But the thief had a plan of his own.
Part Two, tomorrow.

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Feb 24, 2012

At the Grocer's - 55 Word Challenge

A can of Mountain Dew rolled and thunked into the cash machine.

The cashier waved it in front of a scanner which pinged. 

Picking the can, the cashier went to end of her table and rolled it towards the scanner again.

And again.

And again.

In a closed grocer's shop.

Everyone else was gone.

I was talking to @vivekisms and he told me about a 55 word story challenge with theme "At The Grocer's". So, I wrote what you read above.

That's about it.

Feb 15, 2012

The Crunch

She ripped the wrapper with her teeth and put the lollipop in her mouth. When she brought it out again, it was slick with saliva. 

Her tongue darted out and wrapped itself around the lollipop. 

The pack of men watching her from the other side of the glass partition held their collective breath.

She looked at them all, winked, and crunched the hard candy of the lollipop with her tongue. 

She threw the empty plastic stick at the glass and sat back in her chair.

And the frantic bidding for her started.

I was talking to @Monathais and we somehow talked about doing a 100 word story with the same keyword. I suggested lollipop. And here it is. Now go to her blog and read some of the awesome stories she has written. She is writing them daily, so you can read more!