Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Side Show

This is another Chuck Wendig Flash Fiction Challenge. I highly recommend you check out the picture that was given as the prompt this week. I have other ideas and just may write a couple more stories based on this one. For now, enjoy this...

7 comments:

  1. I felt sorry for the creature in this! Nice story!!

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  2. I did, too. I felt like it was definitely mistreated and being child-like made the feelings run deeper.

    Although, I think it's bite is worse than it's "bark", er, or would that be scream!?!

    Thanks for dropping by and for the comment! :)

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  3. Great way to hone your skills Amber, and a great read. Very nice hook. ;-)

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  4. What a wonderful read! I really liked the 20's type feel of a sideshow, and how scary it is when you're a kid going to see one. The fear of the unknown makes us all nervous. Like Shree, I felt sorry for the boy being presented, who was obviously abused. But I also felt badly for the viewer, who they took obvious pleasure in terrifying. Nice short story. I'm glad I read it!

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  5. Nice. I LOVE sideshow/old circus stuff (used a freak show for the Irregular Creatures flash challenge, actually :) )! Nice job...especially once we get into the tent. Very vivid imagery. Evocative. Nice work.

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  6. Great story, there is a certain sadness for the creature. Great work.

    I wanted to stop in to welcome to the A to Z blogging challenge! It's going to be an absolute blast! I'm a co-host so if you have any questions just let me know! We'll also be having fun on twitter (I'm @jenunedited and can be found at #atozchallenge)!!!

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  7. Gotta watch how you treat the folks in the side show. Nice story!

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