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Friday, 10 February 2012

Emotion Flash Fiction: Fear

February 10th - Friday - Emotion Flash Fiction: Emotion is the engine of a story. Pick an emotion and in a flash fiction piece of 250 words MAKE us feel it! We want to connect with your character. This will be a challenge in 250 words.

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The emotion I pick for this Flash Fiction is Fear. Enjoy.

Fight or Flight: Sometimes There's One Choice

Circa crawled along the as panes of shatter proof glass shattered around her. Callie hadn't died after all and was now a vengeful computer program. The world would pay for not accepting Callie Winters. And Circa was on her hit list both because Circa accidently went into Callie's body during her suicide, pushing Callie's brainwaves into the computer instead. And the fact that if Circa wasn't so bumbling and terrified, she might actually stand a chance at standing up to this great new data threat.

"You can't escape me Circa, I'm too powerful," Callie's voice came over the speakers.

"Says you! I plan to live for a long time!" Circa fired back but her voice betrayed her fear.

Just then a tiny robot doing rounds turned in Circa's direction.

"Oh crap," Circa said and struggled to her feet.

The robot chased her and as it did anything electronic attached to it. By the time Callie had gone two floors up, the tiny robot was far from small. It had grown by several feet and was a few meters wide.

Circa screamed as it swiped at her.

"Why did I have to end up in a manufacturing plant?" Circa panicked and used the codes running down her irises to open coded doors until she reached a dead end. The giant robot crashing through behind her all the way.

"End of the line freak," Callie said, "say goodbye to your body...oh wait, it's my body isn't it?" she mocked.

Circa's face burned. This girl decided to kill herself and wanted to give another person her drama.

I'm done running, Circa decided.

Circa levitated as random electronics flew around her forming an electronic metal tornado. "Bring it on bitch."


  1. Oh my gosh I'm going crazy here! You have such an interesting concept and this was so awesome! Great job!

    1. Thank you, I have also posted the prologue for Circa.

  2. Ooo, really loved this. SO well done! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you very much Kelley. I posted Circa's prologue too.

  3. Wow, such an original interpretation of fear! Greeat job

  4. Fear and determination! I love that combo. I agree with everyone else--you have a very cool concept along with great writing.


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