Welcome to Flash! Friday (new hashtag #FlashFridayFic) Round 14, sweet and/or savory dragons and friends! (Here be the rules if ye need ‘em.) Today’s judgification is provided by exceedingly sparkly SVWmember Beth Peterson.
Let’s get right to today’s contest:
* Word limit: 200 word story (10 words’ grace on either side) based on the photo prompt.
* How: Post your story here in the comments. Include your word count and Twitter handle if you’ve got one.
* Deadline: 11:59pm ET tonight
* Winners: will post tomorrow (Saturday) morning
* Prize: A fiery e-trophy badge, your own fancy winner’s page here at FF, a 60-second interview feature next Wednesday, and WORLDWIDE GRATITUDE AND MARVELLIZATION (or as close as we can get ya to it).NOTE: Non-winning stories remain eligible for inclusion in Monday’s Flash Points.
* Follow @FlashFridayFic on Twitter for the latest news/announcements/dragon teaching ideas (hint: cave walls, yes; books/crunchy young teachers, no). And now for your prompt:
Smoke rose into the sky but Dani had hope that a few samples made it. It was a strain of marijuana that she’d been excited about trying for weeks. But, as they drew nearer to the farm her hope slowly diminished. Shakespeare put his arm around her shoulder and drew her near to him. She wasn’t normally for PDS, but his arms made her feel better.
The van stopped. They stepped out. The fields were black from the fire, and the smoke was stifling. The crop was gone.
In the distance Dani spotted Gabriel Ash, owner of the multimillion dollar marijuana company Ash&Burns. He saw her too, waved her and her team over. “Smiles and Smoke Inc. had their eye on this strain since it leaked to High Times! One of their associates called me just now and confessed to helping with burning these fields down.” He shook his head, smiled. “No big deal. We’re searching the ground for seeds. Be sowing again in no time. And, to top things off, we’re filing a lawsuit against those assholes. Got a witness who’s even going to testify given that she’s paid enough.”
Dumbfounded, they were silent and stared.
“Come on, guys!” He gave two thumbs up. “Smile! We’re still on top!”