“We dare you to write a 99-word story using the following words: vixen, crazy, protect, seater, rudest.”
I’ve written three different flash fiction responses from this prompt, shown below.
1: Title Troubles
Veronica slammed down her notebook, landing on the four seater sofa by the window with an almighty thumph.
“’Vixen’ was a great title! To change it now…”
“It is crazy…’Rudest’, honestly!”, Tammy chipped in.
“It’s our new sponsor’s conditions that we change the title,” their editor retaliated. “We have to protect our revenue – you’ll be paid your fee at the end of the day.”
“Exactly!” Veronica huffed, “three hours extra work when we already finished with ‘Vixen’ ready to go and I’m tempted to walk here and now and shove your fee!”
Vixen were the rudest six-piece student girl-band this city had ever seen or heard. ‘Rudest’ being the latest trending term for ‘greatest’ but often misinterpreted by outdated locals out of sync with the student scene. Parents on Saturday afternoon shopping jaunts were often heard forbidding their younger teens attending Vixen gigs or even allowing purchase of their merchandise to protect them from pornography and explicit lyrics, even though this expectation was crazy and unfounded. Vixen were a runaway success – until the day their customised seven seater and gigging gear was stolen from the Light Night performers car park.
3. Role Play
“I got the part of Vixen!” Susie gleamed. “ Janie wanted it, but she’s the seater”
“Steward!” her brother scoffed, “she shows people to seats, she’s not a seater!”
“Oh, darling, that’s wonderful”, her mother enthused, clipping his ear with her tea towel.
“It’s crazy!” her father complained. “Rehearsals are too late, costumes are too revealing and that script is the rudest school play I’ve ever witnessed!” he placed his newspaper and spectacles on the table and stood up. “It’s my duty to protect you – I’ll be seeing your Head tomorrow!”
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