December 7: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – Performance – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

December 7, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a piece of flash fiction that features a performance. You can interpret what is a performance any way the prompt leads you.

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Shane was at the murder scene. A young man lay there dead. Twenty at most. He surveyed the scene with emotionless eyes and gathered the details from witnesses, fellow officers and the forensic team. He was known in this macho world as a guy who got the job done. No sentimentality.

But when he got home, he wheeled himself into his flat. He sat down with his husband Alan and admitted he was rattled by today’s events. He secretly couldn’t get used to the destruction people caused. But acting unsentimental was the way he felt got results. And justice.

If you want to participate, here’s the link:  https://carrotranch.com/2017/12/07/december-7-flash-fiction-challenge/

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5 comments on “December 7: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – Performance – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  1. Like Dr. House, who believed that getting close to patients or feeling for them just clouds your judgement as a doctor.

  2. He’s going to end up with PTSD if he hasn’t already got it. Good performance

  3. Charli Mills says:

    A good character introspection, Lisa. I like how you show us the detective in his element and then compare it to how he feels at home. But the last line kicks it home and answers “why.” Well done!

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