Blog Flash 2012: Relaxing

From romance to creepy childhood fairytale reinterpretation. No one can say that #BlogFlash2012 isn’t leading me down an unusual writing path.

DAY 8: RELAXING

Alice tumbled to the forest floor. She’d eaten three mushrooms, but she was hungry and the apple was so red. Her eyelids flickered: a rabbit by her elbow snapped shut his pocketwatch. The caterpillar exhaled a smoke ring the size of a dodo.

Her head rolled right and the roses chattered. The Queen of Hearts bit into a headless tart, smiling at Alice with a dripping red grin.

As the toxin from the Amanita mushrooms spread through her body with relaxing warmth, Alice thought she saw a floating cat grin at her.

And then she died.

Word Count: 100

2 Comments

  1. JB Lacaden
    Aug 21, 2012

    Oh wow. I thought the Snow White story was dark. This definitely is two levels darker. I love the images flashing one after the other. I love how the last sentence closes everything. The scene just fades to black. Nice :)

  2. Afsaneh
    Aug 21, 2012

    How very ‘Once Upon A Time!’
    And you could make roses chatter but no hero to save her?
    Ah well, but I love it anyway 😉

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