A Horse’s Flesh

(c) Alastair Forbes. Sunday Photo Fiction April 26, 2015. This photo brings you to the challenge page, hosted by Alastair Forbes.
(c) Alastair Forbes. Sunday Photo Fiction April 26, 2015. This photo brings you to the challenge page, hosted by Alastair Forbes.

“How do you like your meat?” Jeff asked.

“I like them raw and juicy.” Harry licked his lips.

“Can we not do this, guys?” Hazel begged.

Jeff and Harry gave each other a look that said As if.

Hazel stamped angrily, which made her pony-tail swing from side to side.

“You guys never listen to me!” Hazel huffed in agitation.

For a moment, Jeff and Harry may actually have felt guilt. A look of uncertainty flashed across their faces, but only for a fleeting moment.

“But we’re fleas and you’re the only livestock around here and we must feed.” Jeff and Harry sank their teeth into Hazel’s delicious flesh.

Word count: 109

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A Horse’s Flesh

Nineteen Trees and Bombastic Words

copyright – Hannah Duncan
copyright – Hannah Duncan. Sunday Photo Fiction April 12, 2015. Here is the challenge page: https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/607/ hosted by Joe Owens

The wayward path, I tread, tranquil and untroubled. It granted me quiescence that I had not habituated for indulgence. As a sergeant would, I reconnoitered every inch of it. Its majestic vastness had me discombobulated, as if studying an encyclopedic polyglot manuscript.

Alas, my feet are not those inured to arduous walking; they repudiated my goading to further scout my placid vicinity. But the illusion shatters as the ominous sound of approaching feet meets my ears, and I know I am living my final seconds of halcyon freedom. I am but a schlemiel and Fate has once again vetoed me my druthers, as it had in all my born days.

Word count: 110


If any of the vocabulary made it difficult to read, I apologize. I took this as an opportunity to expand my vocabulary and most of the words used above were from Thesaurus.com. However, I’m not sure if they are all appropriately used.

Nineteen Trees and Bombastic Words