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”
A spooky and freaky turn of event Hugh, just perfect for the season!
Thank you, Linda. Glad you enjoyed it.
Same to you Hugh!
I knew you would do a scary one, Hugh. Well done!
Happy Halloween, Hugh. Did you guys carve pumpkins this year?
Our pumpkin growing was a disaster this year, Colleen. None of the flowers turned to fruit. It’s the first year we’ve not had any pumpkins to carve.
Oh, darn. That’s a shame. I didn’t see a lot of bees this year, either. It was just too hot. Let’s hope next year is better. 🎃
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.
I hope the weather changes for the better for many in the world. The natural disasters seem to be getting worse… climate change for sure.
I never know what to expect except the unexpected!
And I hope you got it. Thanks, D.
Great little story Hugh
The tables are turned!
And it only takes a split second.
Great twist! Well done!
Whoa! A nice twist!
You’re welcome, Hugh.
Well done, Hugh. A surprise and a chuckle, as usual.
Yikes! Good one.
So quickly the tide turns 😅
Yes, exactly. It only takes a second, Erika.
Nice twist, Hugh.
Thank you, Cathy.
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!
Thank you for the recommendation, Terri. Next time I see the movie advertised, I’ll take a look.
Have a great weekend.
Tiz the season.
Horror first thing in the morning… Hmmm. When I saw your title, I thought, “What a coincidence, I just watched one of The Hungrer Games movies last night.” But this kind of hunger was a bit different.
The spelling and grammar software I use kept telling me to add an ‘S’ to Game, Liesbet. I’ve never seen the movies, but I know of them.
Glad both are different.
I recommend watching the movies, Hugh. They are quite good. And we are picky when it comes to movies. Of course, everyone’s taste is different.
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.