"All ye buccaneers out there that are up for the task, well, all you need to do is write a short flash fiction story in 200 words or fewer, excluding the title, around this month's theme of ADVENTURE!
For an extra challenge, begin your story with the words, “I set sail” (these three words will be included in the word count).
And for an even bigger challenge, use the same beginning words and end with the words: "my adventure continues!" (also included in the word count)."
For those who want to prove their Flash Fiction prowess, hit all of the above challenges, PLUS, make your story 200 words EXACTLY!"
I decided to give it a try and I accepted every challenge.
Here it is!
I set sail as the sun began to rise. I’d never been away from land. Now that I thought about it, I had never even been above ground. The rocking motion of the boat made my insides feel all jiggly. I ached to see the boat, to see the water. I could feel the vibration of voices. Someone was talking. What were they saying?
My senses were so limited. I tried to look around me. All I could make out was light and shadows. The longer we sailed, the more light there was. I’d always wanted more out of life then what I was given. Now I had it. I was going somewhere and I was getting nothing out of it. I’d never been so mad at my inability to truly experience life.
I felt fingers against my skin. My body was being manipulated like I was clay. Cold metal pressed against me. I flew through the air. I had to be getting close to the water. I was going to drown. I didn’t. I was rescued. Now I am hanging from the mouth of a gull. I may only be an earthworm but my adventure continues.