Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Prompt Tuesday #32

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!


Source: The Writer's Idea Book: Fifth prompt on page 114

Write a monologue in which a fictional character reveals a secret. Make it a significant one. Give urgency to the telling of the secret.


"I am not what you think I am," Dominic whispered in the darkness.

"Now is not the time," Alana responded, her attention more on the sound of approaching footsteps.

"I am... I am one of the First Ones."

Alana stopped in her anxious search for their pursuer. Her breath caught in her throat. A First One. It could not be. Dominic was fighting with her to banish the last of the curses left by the First One's. He hated them almost as much as she did.

How could he have lied to her?

Dominic took her hand in his. He caught her gaze with his pleading eyes. "I have made mistakes. Mistakes that I regret more than you can imagine. I have spent the last thousand years trying to correct them."

A thousand years. He was so old. To him she must seem like such a child.

Alana pulled her hand from his and turned just as the guard who had followed them came into view.