Thank you Pia of Finally Unchained for inviting me to participate in your “Masters of Writing Flash Fiction” contest. I did not expect writing a 100-word story to be so difficult. My original story was 540 words long :).
The theme is Friendship and I hope you enjoy.
“Pick a number!”
A shrill voice awoke me from my daydream. I imagined an alien, with eyes like crystal-clear water and shimmering purple skin came to save me.
“1-2-3-4, now pick a color!”
“Why?” I quickly grew exhausted.
“I will tell you your fortune!”
“P-U-R-P-L-E.” I watched as they carefully untucked a corner from their meticulously crafted fortune teller. “Friends forever!”
“That can’t be right!” I said with an incredulous snort.
“The fortune teller does not lie.” We silently stared at each other. Wordlessly and with two quick blinks, they revealed a pair of large, crystal blue eyes.