Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Untitled Five Minute Fiction

Leah Petersen hosts a weekly Five Minute Fiction contest on her blog. This week, I decided to play along. She posts a one-word writing prompt and you then have five minutes to write a story.

Here's what I came up with. Oh, and I won the contest. Woo hoo!

He cocked an eyebrow at me. Stupid Vulcan. He hasn’t got more than that one stupid expression. At least not that I’ve seen in these seven months.
“I found another bug under the mattress.”
He didn’t even glance at me, just sat there, meditating or whatever it is Vulcans do for hour upon hour, day in, day out.
“Fine, I’ll eat it.”
When they threw us both into this cell, I figured his super strength and logic would get us out in no time.
No such luck.
Green blooded bastard.
He glanced over.
“Why don’t you work on a plan to get us out of here instead of just sitting there another day like a big, stupid pointy eared rock.”
He reached over, pinched my neck.
Sometimes, it’s the only way I can get to sleep.


Leah Petersen said...

I loved this one. So funny and so cool. A well deserved win.

J. A. Platt said...

Oh, that's excellent. If only a few episodes could have ended (or started) that way!