This is a Flash Fiction post I created waaaaay back in July for Flash! Friday. In the spirit of cleaning up my drafts folder – and actually putting content on the T&T (instead of amusing myself at night by twisting wire into pendants…) I’m posting some of this old stuff.
The book FF suggested for this week of flash was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Not all Reapers are Grim
Elements: Character & Conflict (man v man)
with just a hint of Theme…
Snatches of sing-songy intoxication wiggled their way around the filthy towels valiantly clinging to the charred beams masquerading as walls.
“Food for all!”
“Comfort and Fun!”
“Dreams come true!”
The man in the bright-purple great-coat wandered the alley – an ocean of deserted street-urchins caught in the wake of his swell as he sang us songs of dreams.
Willingly we followed him into the dark building – visions of meat and heat and candy and comfort dancing in our heads.
Only to find combat, blood and death, all broadcast LIVE to the well-paying audience.
He planted our dreams. Harvested our nightmares.