July 25, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story sweet as cherries. It can be about the fruit or something cherries represent. Why is it sweet? Can you use contrast to draw out the beauty? Go where the prompt leads!
Cravings – by Hugh W. Roberts
Life was a bowl of cherries for Vinnie.
Despite what was happening, he still had ample food.
Life was fun, and had given Vinnie a sweet tooth. When he saw Mrs Longacre running past his kitchen window holding a cherry pie and screaming, he knew life was about to get sweeter.
Within seconds, Vinnie was out of the house and sinking his teeth, not into a cherry pie, but into Mrs Longacre’s neck. The sweetness of flesh helped his sweet cravings.
Having been a Zombie for an hour, Vinnie hoped the sweetness of this new life would last forever.
Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.
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34 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Friday – Cravings”
Well, that just gave a whole new meaning to a bowl of cherries!
Yes, it depends on who or what is thinking about the term.
Well done, Hugh! Nice twist! You never disappoint. ~nan
Thank you, Nan. Glad you enjoyed it.
Who would settle for cherry pie when you can sinknyouf teeth into fresh, juicy BRAINS!?!
Some pretty fancy footwork to get to the zombie attack, Hugh! 😂😂🧟♀️🧟♀️
Thanks, Liz. Given the prompt, I just had to inflict a bit of horror into this piece of flash.
Well done, Sir Hugh!
Omg Hugh, lol. How you got from sweet cherry pie to zombie was so Hugh Roberts. ❤
I’m getting more and more confident with these pieces, Debby. As they say, ‘Practice makes Perfect.’ I’m happy with how this one went.
I can feel that. I always know when it’s a ‘Hugh Roberts’ kind of read. ❤
I was waiting for the twist, Hugh, and, as usual you didn’t disappoint. Well done.
Thanks, Norah. Glad you didn’t see that twist coming.
You are usually unpredictable. 😉
He’s back with twisty endings! Well done, Hugh. Now I have to go eat all the cherries I recently bought 😉
Thank you. Beware the cherries (and who is running after them), Terri.
Ha ha – a macabre twist Hugh. 🙂
Haha! Got me again. I’ll never look at a cherry pie the same way again!
Thank goodness cherry pies are not popular where I live.
So, I will check my area before I have a cherry pie the next time… lol
Please do. Cheery pies can be dangerous.
It seems. Thank you for the hint 🧛
There you go! 🙂
Out of the box, again?
I’d rather be s Vampire than a Zombie
I think I’m happy as I am, Willow.
Pie for dessert?
Not a cherry pie, though, Dan.