Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Three Words #22

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

  • Keyboard
  • Loaf
  • Cloud

Flash Fiction

Using the three words: Heaven, Record and Sponge (from Sarah)

Alice looked up at the gold letters hung above the large white door. Path to Heaven, Records and Scheduling. Today was her first day on the job and she was nervous.

"Well, best to get it over with quickly," she said to herself. Taking a deep breath, Alice opened the door and entered the hall of records.

She was greeted by a white haired woman. "You Alice?"

"Yes, ma'am."

"I'm Sister Agnus," the old woman replied. "Follow me, I will give the tour. I notice you did not bring anything to take notes with."

Alice looked down at her empty hands. She knew she had forgotten something. "Don't worry," she told Sister Agnus, "I soak up knowledge like a sponge."

"Very well. Lets get started." Agnus lead Alice through an arch way and into room filled with bookshelves. "This is the records room."

Alice stared around in wonder as she tried to keep up with Agnus who was moving quickly to a small desk set off in the corner.

"Sit," Agnus ordered. Alice sat.

"Your job is to look through here." Agnus tapped a round mirror set in the desk. "Record all the names you hear during the ordinances. You will find the forms in the top drawer. When a form is full put it in the out basket. Someone from scheduling will collect the forms daily."

Alice wanted to linger and look through the mirror, to watch the people on earth faithfully performing work for their dead. But Agnus pulled her on to finish the tour.

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