Okay, so I'm finally getting around to posting my entry for the 2nd Crusader challenge (click on the picture above for more info!). The instructions were:
"Write a flash fiction story (in any format) in 100 words or less, excluding the title. Begin the story with the words, “The goldfish bowl teetered” These four words will be included in the word count." - Rachael Harrie
And here is my entry, which Word tells me is exactly 100 words!
The goldfish bowl teetered in Ashley’s mind, and she drew a sharp breath and waited.
“What’s with you?” Don frowned, leaning close to peer into her face.
“My life’s about to shatter,” she whispered. “The goldfish bowl is gonna fall, and the goldfish will flop around on the floor. I don’t know if I’ll get to it in time.”
Donald’s eyes widened. “What goldfish bowl?”
“The goldfish bowl of my life.”
After a brief hesitation, Donald got to his feet, backing slowly away. “Hey...on second thoughts, maybe this wasn’t such a good idea...”
And he walked out, ending the date.