Flash Fiction Friday – The Hunger Game

October 17, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that references “I see the light in you.” You can use the phrase or demonstrate it in a story. Who is shining and why? Who is observing or reacting? What is the setting? Go where the prompt leads! Click here for details.

The Hunger Game – by Hugh W. Roberts

It was the light in her eyes that lit up my life.

As she gently dragged her long fingernail over my adam’s apple to the hair on my chest, the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. I’d undone the buttons for temptation, and it worked.

I wasn’t shocked when she hissed, as the light in her fed our desires. I gasped when she revealed two fanged teeth behind the bright red lips of her closed mouth, even though I knew what to expect.

She never saw the wooden stake I was holding.

Now I could feast.


Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.


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40 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Friday – The Hunger Game

        1. We had a lot of bees this year, and for the first time in quite a few years, we saw lots more butterflies as well. It may well have been the heat, although the heatwaves we experienced only lasted a few days in Swansea.

  1. A little vampire with my morning coffee, Hugh, very well done! The Hunger Games with the “s” is really an excellent series if you ever get the itch. The movie of the first book of the same name follows the book very closely if you want to stream it. Happy Friday!

        1. Thank you for the recommendation, Liesbet. I’ve seen the movies advertised on TV, but I never got around to watching them for whatever reason. Next time they’re on, I’ll take a look.

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