Every Tuesday I post a writing prompt and my response. It gives me a chance to exercise my writing muscles outside of my WIP, and hopefully inspire you to write. So enjoy my flash fiction piece and post your own in the comments!
#224 - Spin a tale using this quick plot: little brother gets hold of a valuable CD
"Where is it, Josh!"
My heart is beating fast. I tear around my little brothers room looking every where. My little brother, Josh, just sits there and looks at me.
"Where is it!" I scream again. Still, Josh is silent.
I take three deep breaths and let the calm wash over me. I face him at his level and try to speak calmly.
"Do you know where the shinny round thing is? The one you took from my room?"
Josh nods. I sigh in relief.
"Where is it?"
Josh points to the door of his room. I pick him up off the bed and take his little hand.
"Show me." I urge him.
He leads me out into the hall. Then down the stairs into the living room. And right up to the main access port for our smart homes computer.
A pit forms in my stomach.
"Where is it, Josh."
Josh smiles and slaps his hands against the drive port.
I jam my finger at the eject button, fear coursing through me. No. The house computer was networked to every electronic device in the house, and in the whole city. If the virus I had been working with for my data security class had gotten into the main frame, disaster.
The tray hissed open. There it sat. In the tray. The dark blue label - 'Virus 62134' - staring back at me.
Stunned, I reach out my hand to take it. I flip the CD over in my hand and notice a very large crack running along the shinning surface.
The air trapped in my lungs escapes in one long breath and I sink to the floor.
"It's okay, Josh. It's broken." I show him the CD. "No worries."
The lights flicked once, and then went out.