The New Worshiper

by Feb 27, 2020Flash Fiction, Stories

Inspired by Boxing with Pencils: a challenge that requires all stories to be 100 words or less while including 3 specific words.

This goddess inspired flash fiction was a submission to the Boxing with Pencils  challenge which requires that all stories are 100 words or less and must include 3 specific words. 
This week’s words: 
Ambition, Limbo, Duck

 

Flash Fiction, Goddess, Smoke

 

Thin spirals of green smoke trailed after Ambition’s fingers as She traced them across the transparent map. Each spiral a new worshiper ready to give up sleep, food, and family just to avoid limbo. Just to BE someone.

Suddenly, Her finger lingered. Her dark eyes gleamed. This. This was more interesting.

In a moment, Loki’s daughter was there. Smiling back at Dale as he pushed his bill through his shell.

“Hello, little one.” Her smile, a razor-sharp collection of teeth, stretched to Her temples.

She stroked the duck’s downy feathers. “Have you heard of the NBA?”

Hi there!

I hope you enjoyed this little snip-it of goddess inspired flash fiction. Ambition (as far as I can tell) is a figment of my imagination. Loki, on the other hand, is a trickster god from Norse mythology and (of course!) a character in Marvel’s universe.

Also, thanks to Darrin Simpson for use of his character: Dale!

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-Sarah

Creating art isn’t about getting it perfect or even getting close. It’s about relishing the creation process and developing something that draws emotion. That’s what I hope to have accomplished with this piece. 

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~Ari

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