Monday, May 21, 2012

2nd Annual Flash Fiction Contest


Flash Fiction RULES!!! And right now Cherie Reich is hosting this fabulous contest. Check it out, enjoy a few quick, fun reads--but be sure to leave comments and let the writers know you love them *ahem* us.


Mwah-ha-ha


Lightning flashed. Power surged into the tower laboratory, heating organic power cells, emitting a green glow. Sporadic white tentacles swirled about the human-sized tubes, plasma humming.  

An old man wearing black goggles ducked into the room. He pulled on elbow length gloves with a smack and smoothed back his erratic white hair. “Igor, prepare the switch!”

A hunchback hobbled in behind him, shuffling toward the lever.

The scientist drew a hand over an inanimate lump at the center of the chamber. “Your time has come, my beautiful creation.”

“Ready, Master,” the hunchback slurred.

“Pull the switch!” The command echoed off brick walls, switch, switch, switch.

Igor gripped the handle and jerked downward. It didn’t budge.

He gasped and tugged again. It wouldn’t move! He wrapped his arms around it and hung on the beam. It remained still. Perspiration dripping down his forehead, he climbed onto a nearby platform and leapt at the lever. It crashed down under his weight.

Silvery electric threads shot out of each tube. They jolted into the lifeless creation. The mass vibrated.

“Mwah-ha-ha-ha-ha!” The scientist raised both arms to the sky.

Lights flickered in and out. The room shuddered. All went dark.

“Arise, my creation!” the old man commanded.

The circular hulk shifted.

Igor ducked behind the lever, trembling.

It twisted. It sat upright, its round frame catching the starlight like a miniature moon.

“I’ve done it!” The old man collapsed to his knees before the cot.

“Oh, it’s so beautiful!” Igor hissed, still hiding.

“Where am I? Who am I?” The lump shook. “What am I?”

The old man snatched a crumb off the thing and threw it into his mouth. “The first ever living cheese wheel. Delicious!”

45 comments:

  1. LOL, I thought for a minute it was Frankenfurter :)

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  2. Buahahaha! You had me braying like a donkey.

    :D

    Andrea

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  3. LOL Love the twist at the end! :)

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  4. That was great! I roared with laughter at the end.

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  5. This was excellent, and hilarious. I loved when Igor took multiple attempts to pull the switch, and the twist at the end was fantastic. Really good stuff!!

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  6. hahahahaha I love the ending! So awesome :)

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  7. Oh.... I thought that happened if you left it in the fridge for too long.

    :-P

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  8. bahahahaha!
    love a twisty ending and a cheesy story! awesome!

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  9. Oh thank you. A funny story is like sunshine, it brightens the day.

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  10. Nice! I loved the "Young Frankenstein" setting, and laughed aloud at the 'living cheese wheel.'

    The only way I've gotten cheese to live is to keep it too long in the fridge and have it turn into a squirming mass of blue fuzz! ;^)

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  11. Yay! How wonderful to just have fun with this. Thanks for a great laugh.

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  12. LOL! Thanks for that fun twist of an ending, and I loved how Igor had to jump onto the lever.

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  13. *LOL* That was so much fun! Great flash piece.

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  14. Brilliantly hilarious. Great piece.

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  15. That is hilarious. The picture was brilliant. Thanks for the laugh.

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  16. You crack me up! That was awesome!

    And besides the very creative twist, your description of Igor trying to pull the lever was perfect. Great writing!

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  17. But...what variety of cheese was It? Inquiring minds must know! And as others said, great twist...I had a feeling something from left field was coming, but not this.

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  18. I'm sure there's a Wallace and Gromitt crossover just begging to happen here. Nice.

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  19. haha. Appropriately silly.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  20. That is seriously funny. Thanks for the break from the horror, sad and freakish(and that all in my 295 words LOL).

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  21. Hey, also, I'm your 300. I love it when I'm in the RIGHT place at the RIGHT time.

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  22. Love it! What a fun twist on Frankenstein...and poor Igor wrestling with that darned switch.

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  23. He's going to eat the cheese wheel ALIVE?? Oh, this is just too scary!

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  24. Strong Cheese gives me nightmares & inspires me to write. Reading Cheesy Horror makes me hungry and inspires me to eat... strong cheese that gives me nightma....

    Oh bum!

    I loved it!! :)

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  25. Cheesy ending...haha. But seriously, very funny and entertaining story. :)

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  26. LOL! Sorry, I totally pictured Young Frankenstein with Gene Wilder and Marty Feldman throughout this piece :D

    And of course it just had to end with cheese!

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  27. Ha! Certainly an unexpected conclusion.

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  28. LOL! I love cheese. Would it be wrong to eat a living cheese wheel? :D

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  29. Brilliant! I loved Igor's struggles to pull the switch, and then the twist at the end! So funny :)

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  30. Oh no don't eat him, poor lil guy! This was brilliant :P

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  31. Thank you for entering my 2nd Annual Flash Fiction Blogfest! The six finalists will be announced on Friday, May 25th. I will further comment on your entry on Thursday.

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  32. haha! a living cheese wheel. Never saw that coming:)

    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  33. Hah! Hilarious! And tasty! I dig the picture, too! :-)
    Some Dark Romantic

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  34. The 'smack' of the gloves and lines like "The command echoed off brick walls, switch, switch, switch" created such vibrant life... your lighthearted imagery made it feel less like reading and more like watching something in motion. Well done and fun!

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  35. Love your entry... great description of Igor and the switch!

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  36. Love the twist - a very good take on a classic scene :)

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  37. Mmm, cheese wheel. Mwah-ha-ha! Loved it, especially the twist at the end.

    I'll announce the finalists tomorrow.

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  38. You're obsessed with cheese, LOL!!! One day I'll have to make you my famous chevre! Great flash fiction story.

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  39. I loved this flash piece. I feel bad that he's eating the live cheese, though.

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Hit me with your cheese!