8-31-16 Micro-story (prompt word: middle)

The clamor in the auditorium hushed and the whirling lights darkened.
The last contestant on the floor faced three doors.
“I choose that one,” Patrice pointed a bruised hand towards the middle door.
“Are you sure?” The announcer’s voice soared above the sudden roar of the crowd. “The Middle Door brings certain death. You might survive with either of the other paths.”
“Nah,” she shook her bloodied head. “I like to know what I’m dealing with. Certain death, I’ve seen before.”

 

(I hope you enjoyed this morning’s story. I write these micro-stories from a prompt word in one minute. I can edit as much as I want after the one minute, but the bones have to be there before the alarm rings. This one jammed itself down my throat, but suddenly, the Running Man and the Hunger Games were both vying for my attention, and I wanted to write my own tale. 🙂  )

I did this same, “micro-story a day” skill-building project in 2010. It revolutionized my writing and prompted the development of my “Flash Your Fiction” workshop for writers. To see the stories from that project, go here.”)

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