Friday, 12 December 2014

Flash Fiction Friday - The Masterpiece #FFF

Hurray, it's Friday! I seem to have come to a rather dark interpretation of today's picture...

“And this is a true masterpiece by this artist. It reflects the …”
Larissa droned out the words of the tour guide. Humans—clueless, the lot of them. Did they not know a virgin sacrifice when they saw it?
The guide had got one thing right, at least. The artist had caught the moment of her death perfectly. Looking at it, she could almost feel the pain of her body being torn apart by the curse, could hear the ravens’ agitated squawks, as they hovered to feast off her remains.

Cold fury raced through her veins. She would have revenge.


Friday Flashers have 100 words to tell a story from the provided picture prompt. Do check out the other flashers. You won't be disappointed. :-)

Till next week, folks.
D x


  1. I always look forward to your perspectives and this is no different. Lovely perspective. Very clever and revenge will be sweet. Loved it! xo

    1. Thanks, Muffy. You're always so encouraging <3

  2. Wow, that's sounds like a chilling and interesting piece you put out there Doris. Great work.

  3. Shiver... What an intense flash. Whose sacrifice? Why? When? So many questions unanswered.

  4. I prefer a happier interpretation of the picture:
    Sarah was lonely and confused since her boyfriend had disappeared. She walked through the woods seeking solace from her pain. She and Aris loved walking under the canopy of towering trees in the area. Aris told her that he felt peace in the shadow of the trees.

    Aris watched Sarah from Olympus fuming at being forbidden to go to her. Desperate he asked Aiolos to use his power over the winds to bring Sarah to Olympus so they could be reunited. The winds lifted Sarah but she was unafraid then she was in the arms of Aris again. He vowed they'd always be together whatever the cost.

    Well I almost made the 100 words. I tightened my story as much as I could. The original was much better but then I was 25 words over. Guess I'm not much of a writer and using just 100 words is harder then it seems. Oh well I gave it a shot. =)

  5. Wonderful flasher, depicting something tragic. You wrote it so well. It sends chills down me

  6. Creepy, in a tragic, wonderful way. Reminds me of the feel of a short I'm writing at the moment. Love it!

  7. Wow! Shivers with delight. Loved this flash, and the scary detail of her pending death, and yet her plan on revenge. Awesome flash!

  8. Fantastic flash, Doris! So is she a spirit bent on revenge now? Again, this could definitely be expanded upon. Who was she and why was she sacrificed? How does she exact her revenge. Details...