Monday, March 31, 2014

Rainbow Concoction


Rotting produce, discarded cans, and assorted detritus made no difference as he lay looking up into the night sky. 

He had no idea whose chemical expertise had devised the Rainbow Concoction but it sure as anything made life a lot more manageable.


This story was written for the Gargleblaster flash fiction writing challenge. The challenge was to write a story of exactly 42 words based on the question, "What's so amazing that keeps us stargazing?" This is my response. 

13 comments:

  1. I love the riff you took on "Rainbow Connection." Such vivid imagery.

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  2. Good thing he was on rainbow--surrounded by garbage sounds disgusting!

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  3. That would be a sad existence. While the moment may seem more manageable, things will bound to get messy down the road.

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  4. Wow - dark and gritty! I love where you took this.

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  5. you've painted a picture that I will return to because I think every time will be different

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  6. Fabulous take on the prompt! Love that you used detritus (such a great word) and I love the contrast between reality and escape.

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  7. Hey, you're in my world! :)) You know I enjoy your writing. This is a great piece, Jeffrey.

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  8. Super clever, "Rainbow Concoction". Love this take

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  9. Ah, good old fashioned escapism!

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  10. You've created a powerful contrast. Great job!

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