I'm participating in Camp NANOWRIMO this month, and I'm challenging myself to use Madison's photo prompts to build on my project. Hopefully it works.
This week's FF piece came in at 131 words, longer than I wanted, but I cut it from the original 172 and felt that removing more would fracture the story.
The photo prompt provided by Madison wood is a bleeding grape vine.
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Cara grinned, showing the scrapes of grape skins caught on her teeth. “Look Keagen. They’re everywhere.”
She liberated another grape from the vine. “You’re going to get sick if you eat too many.” I warned before moving to the shade of a Maple tree to wait out her grazing. No sooner had I settled against the trunk, when Cara screamed.
I scooped her up. Her arms locked around my neck as the blood drained from my face and a scream clawed at my throat. Globs of puss dripped from the grapevines, falling to the ground in what looked like a melted pile of rotting brain tissue.
A lanky boy stepped around the end of the vine, studying us as a slow smile spread across his face.
“Good,” he said “more thieves.”
Now that you've read my piece, you need to check out some awe-insipiring writers also participating in this week's Friday Fictioneers. They can be found right here.