After reading Charli Mills flash fiction prompt for this week, I knew I had to participate. I missed last week and felt something was missing. I think I’ve become addicted to flash fiction!
The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about “wet ink.” It can be artistic, writerly or something completely off-the-wall. Go where the prompt leads.
Respond by January 9, 2018, to be included in the compilation (published January 10). Rules are here. All writers are welcome!
“How much longer?” The man asked, squirming face down in the chair.
“It’s done.” Diavolo laid the iron on the table. The ink wasn’t dry but the tattoo was finally finished.
“Can I see it?”
“In a moment. Just relax until it cures.”
The tattoo had morphed and changed several times over the last few days. Diavolo’s artistry came from a higher source, one that would determine this man’s fate. Today, the anchor tattoo faded and was replaced with the image of a sinking ship.
Diavolo shook his head. “What ship are you from, sailor?”
“The USS Arizona, Sir.”
© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro
Come on! Join in and write some flash fiction!