Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Three Words #20

One of my favorite writing games is something I call three words. I post three words and encourage you to write a flash fiction piece containing those three words. If you would like to challenge me – post three words for me and next week I will post a piece of flash fiction using your words. Enjoy!

Three Words

  • Branch
  • Olive
  • Swing

Flash Fiction

Using the three words: Vortex, Brown, and Home (from last week)

The gold, brown, and cream colors swirled around in the small vortex. Ariana watched them shift and blend until they faded to a deep black.

"Home," she whispered to the rippling pool.

The pool suddenly became still and reflected back her own reflection. Then, appearing as if from the depths of the water below, her reflection was replaced with the scene of a sitting room. Her mother sat in her rocking chair as always. Ariana's three sisters sitting around her working on needle work. Their lips moved as if in the midst of a happy conversation, though the sounds of it did not reach Ariana's ears. They laughed and smiled, enjoying each others company.

"Enough!" Ariana said, waving her hand over the pool. The image disappeared, replaced by the every turning hues of the vortex.

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