New flash fiction over at http://lilychildsfeardom.blogspot.com/2011/09/lilys-friday-prediction_16.html
Rules – 100 words max flash fiction or poetry using the following words – fibre, wretch, sip. Deadline is 9pm UK time on Thursday 22nd September.
By Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw
The zombie-like pallor of her husband’s skin appeared to be lessening… the nightmare of the last seven days receding, Cara thought hopefully, murmuring a silent prayer.
The Kasumi knife sliced through strands of hemp fibre, and the last coil of rope slipped from Reginald’s ankles.
“Sip slowly, darling.” Holding the water bottle up to his cracked, blood-stained grey lips, she brushed her hand lovingly through his blood-matted hair.
Lying in bed, her arm draped across his chest, Cara was just drifting off to sleep.
Her eyes snapped open in pain!
Reginald’s teeth were gnawing hungrily into her forearm.