Wednesday, 12 July 2017
MICRO STORY #8: Pink, Peculiar, Perfect
This is my third story written for Christopher Fielden's writing challenges, this time for the Sensory Writing Challenge, where we are challenged to write about any or all of the five senses in less than 175 words. The proceeds from sales of the Sensory Writing Challenge anthologies will be donated to the National Literacy Trust. This charity is committed to helping raise literacy levels in the UK. I hope you enjoy my short story!
#8: Pink, Peculiar, Perfect
I sniffed at the air. I couldn’t fathom why, but the first thing that came to my mind was jasmines.
“Can I take it off now?” I mumble. No reply. I strip the highly inappropriate, neon pink blindfold off anyway.
“Happy April Fools!” A bouquet of tulips---that strangely reeked of jasmines---blurred my vision momentarily as it flew pass like a demented bird, and landed with a thump in the stinking basin. The next thing I saw was Fabian’s triumphant grin. “And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!”
“What?” I asked.
It was only then that I glanced around me. Wow. What better place to receive a bouquet of flowers---from your best buddy---than the lavatory.
He tapped on his phone a few times, and out blasted a recording of him singing the happy birthday song, way off-key. To Fabian, birthdays are for fooling around, for doing nonsensical stuff.
“Open wide,” I ordered. I pop a strawberry-flavoured sweet into Fabian’s mouth, as thanks. It was pink. His favourite.
“Yum!” He grinned widely. “Ready for an awesome day?”