I work on poetry over at A Full Cup of Tea, but dabble in some short stories and flash fiction here with the FRIDAY FICTIONEERS. Every Friday authors from around the world gather to share their 100-word stories based on the photo prompt hosted by Rochelle Wisoff. We offer support, constructive criticism, and encouragement to each other. Readers are encouraged to comment. My contribution for the week follows the photo prompt below…
“Don’t do it, Katie!” Laney shouted at her sister in the basement bathroom.
“It’s just story, Laney. Don’t be such a baby,” Katie retorted as she stuck out her tongue.
“I’ll tell mom,” threatened Laney, reaching for the bathroom door.
“Do whatever you want,” Katie waved off her sister turning towards the mirror in front of the sink cluttered with princess toothbrushes. Squaring her shoulders, Katie raised to a plié and began boldly, “Bloody Mary.”
“Don’t,” Laney whimpered, frozen in fear.
“Bloody Mary,” Katie continued in a shaking voice of increasing doubt. Laney began sobbing softly.
Kaite began a third time, “Bloody…”