Another week, and another prompt for the Friday Fictioneers graciously provided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
The task is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.
People like me who like and need constructive criticism label their posts with a C, according to the guidelines of the Friday Fictioneers Concrit Subgroup.
Time heals all wounds they say, but I think that’s a lie. I’m bleeding badly and the tourniquet I amateurishly applied to my leg doesn’t really help much.
I barely had time to raise the alarm before the drones arrived and the lasers sent me flying. Something broke inside, probably some ribs, but the leg wound bothers me more. There’s too much blood. I’m running out of time.
I smell burning flesh. The screams and explosions have stopped. Time stands still. Did we win?
“Here’s another one!” A medic runs towards me and I feel dizzy with relief.
I’ve been experimenting with the images a bit this time around and made the prompt picture into the featured image. Why did I do this? Because in the reader, the featured image always shows up on top. If you don’t have a featured image, the reader picks an image from the post randomly, apparently. This makes identifying the post as FF post easier in the reader. On the other hand, with my layout, that simply doesn’t look good because the image is blown up and only partly visible. I like that effect–it is great for ‘illustration images’ I think, but for the prompt it’s not so great. I’ll keep it this time because Sandra’s picture still shows sufficiently. But next time I’ll go back to the ‘old ways’. Why is that important, you ask? I like to make the blog easy to read for visitors, but I also like a nice design that appeals to me. Most of you probably don’t even notice, because hopping from one story to the next doesn’t give us much time to enjoy people’s blog designs (although I always notice). If you wondered however, here’s your explanation. And now I’ve probably completely distracted you and you forgot my story. 😉 Sorry…
Featured image: © Sandra Crook. Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneer Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Sandra’s permission.
Drone picture: By ZullyC3P – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=43597088