Beauty is in the Flesh

Genre: Disturbing/Dark

150 words

 

 

 

Beauty is in the Flesh

 

I stare, move my head from side to side and ponder that this is a new angle from which I have never seen my beauty.

Perhaps if I kiss this mirror my reflection will be me, as I am, so very pretty.

I kneel and I kiss.

I close my eyes excited to see that me, I change the way I am looking in this shiny object.

I take a breath and….

I look ugly! Why is this not showing my beauty?!

“Mommy”!!

She’ll come running in a moment to me, me who is her little, beautiful princess.

“Mommy, this mirror I look ugly in, why Mommy?”

Then she explains that what I see is the reflections fault and that I am indeed pretty and beautiful.

Mommy always makes me feel better.

I stand up to go back into the house. But first I must do something.

I cough, and then at the horrid mirror, I spit my phlegm.

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VisDare 75: Enamoured. Pop over here for weekly photo prompts! photo source here

Long Gone

Genre: Tragedy

100 words

 

 

PHOTO PROMPT -Copyright-Roger Bultot

 

Long Gone

 

We came back again. The van is still aged. The weeds intertwining with its machinery.

This wasn’t how we left it.

Have we aged too?

No.

We just can’t move on.

The damage to the side of the truck is still there. The crash, it killed us. So why can’t we move on?

Because we want our baby girl who’s not here with us, her mom and dad…..It must mean that she didn’t die like us.

When we find her, we can be at peace, and once more be a family.

We walk away defeated.

Tomorrow we try again.

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100 word Flash-Fiction over at Friday Fictioneers… here to view site & prompt. PHOTO PROMPT -Copyright-Roger Bultot

 

 

** I Have An Announcement **

Hi guys 🙂

I’m going into Hospital on Tuesday 19th August for a couple of weeks and then recuperating at home for roughly 6 weeks. (A routine Op and I will be fine!)

I cannot say for sure if I’ll be doing any writing in that time, though I like to think that I can! 🙂 But If you don’t hear from me for a month, month 1/2, 2 months, you know that I haven’t disappeared off the face of the earth I’m just not up to writing, sadly….

……But, I am looking forward to putting my feet up watching Netflix & Amazon Prime!! 😉

Please don’t unsubscribe, I’m just resting and WILL be back as soon as possible!! 🙂

So to all you lovelies who visit my blog…. I shall see/hear y’all in a short a time as poss! 😀

All be good now 😉

~ Love Vicky…. I’ll be back! xxx

 

 

 

 

 

Eye, Mouth & Lips,,, On Patrol

Genre: Humour/Humor

 

71 08 August 03 2014

*Hello friends… Look at the photo well to notice its place in the story! ~ Vic 🙂

Eye, Mouth & Lips,,, On Patrol 

“Eye, what do you see over there? I can hear something coming”

“Which way Mouth?”

“You’re the one with the eye” said Lips. “Look left, then right, dumbass”

“I am not a dumbass I’ll have you know…I was getting some shut-eye – that’s sleep to you, stupid”.

“Okay you two, pack it in!”…

“Eye, just please take a look around for us”

“Okay, what do I see?”…

“Shit!!”

“What is it!?” both Lips and Mouth yelled.

“It’s that blooming Dog from up the street. We’re going to get soaked again.”

“Chill out Eye” Lips said shrugging her off. “He might just walk right past us like we’re invisible”

“Chill Out!!” Mouth yelled..”He pissed on us last time, or has your dumbass brain forgotten that?”

Eye was becoming very, very nervous. “Well what are we going to do Mouth?”

Mouth had no idea. All he could think was ‘God, please don’t let him urinate on us again‘.

“Okay. Lips, Eye: Stay as still as you can. Under no circumstances move. Just act normal like we are not here”

Too late. Lips couldn’t resist the temptation to poke his tongue out at the Dog as he was just about to pass.

The Dog stopped, rather peeved at Lips’ action.

“You effing idiot!” Screamed the other two.

And then, down poured the liquid right on top of them. “Hmmph” The Dog retorted and smugly continued his walk.

“This is gross, it went in my eye…

“Yeah I know, It went in my mouth…

“Well it went on my bloody tongue!! And now I have to swallow his bloody piss!”

Eye and Mouth chuckled. It served Lips right for being lippy and aggravating the Dog.

They left him and his moaning to it. Then closed and zipped their appendages shut for the remainder of the night.

Except for Lips of course, who prayed desperately for rain to come and wash clean his pee-soaked lips and tongue. 

God he hated that Dog!

 

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Sunday Photo Fiction

Thanks Al to another dose of fun! Every Sunday Al brings us a photo prompt to make of it what we want…It’s great fun! Click on the banner and you’ll find us there. Vic 🙂

Why I am a Bad Writer

I will tell you why I am a Bad Writer, and this was pointed out to me in an article which I read, and the guy who wrote it did not mince his words…. And there are a few reasons as to why I am labelling myself this ( and the article author is too 😉 My piece here focuses on the words of my straight-talking friend – and there’s a funny bit too where I thought to myself “You’re a fine one to talk” which I’ll mention in a bit.

So, first on the list is:

Number 1: Procrastination

Anyone felt this? – I’m sure a few of you may have just said ‘Yes’ to that. That is my worst habit and makes me ‘My Own Worse Enemy’. I’m thinking too that it may tie in with my crippling self-doubt, but I can’t really use that as an excuse, and I’ll tell you why: Because I Love to write, simple as that. The story I just wrote titled ‘She Comes’ began with me being in a very low mood that did get reflected in the piece, but what came after hitting the ‘Publish’ button was interesting – my mood lifted considerably. I put that down to the following:

  • Expressing my mood using a fictional story
  • Great satisfaction in hitting ‘Publish’
  • That I accomplished something from start to finish
  • Interacting with others who are writing from the same prompt

These four things made a difference. If that is the case then… Why the heck am I not writing every day? Why have I not touched my WIP novel for weeks? And why am I not consistently writing on this blog of mine? Because, my friends, I Procrastinate. And according to article buddy, that makes me a bad writer, and, before anyone jumps to my defence, I agree with him, it is an awful trait especially for a writer:

The second thing he mentioned was also this:

Number 2: Not Enough Networking

I have had in the pipeline a blog post to write on the importance of Networking, yet I am guilty of not doing it enough – it’s true. My main SN ( Social Network ) is Google+, I’m on it, I’ve made friends, I’ve joined ‘Writing Communities’ but I don’t go on G+ enough… and that hacks me off ( back to the ‘Own Worse Enemy’ again ). There are some great, great people who are in my circles – mostly other writers – and I get given advice and support: But do I check in everyday to connect with those I follow and who follow me? No. And I am furious with myself for that. So my blunt article writer pointed that flaw out too.

   See, I fell into writing, it wasn’t a hobby as such, more of an interest, and I haven’t been writing long, but it’s only in the last 6 months that the light bulb has come on and I see clearly that it is even more than a hobby, I simply  love to write and it now is a major part of my life. But, But, But… Not doing the above two things is hindering me – I’m hindering my progress as well and my growth as a writer… And that’s not good. A writer friend once said to me after a passionate email I wrote to him regarding writing; and he said to me, “Victoria, if you weren’t serious about being a writer, you wouldn’t be so hung up about this subject”…. So the desire, passion, love of it is there…

On a positive note, and coming back to the article writer, I am doing some things right:

I Read A Lot

This chappy said that any writer who is worth their salt must, must, read, and not just the same genres you like, but to venture out and sample all: Now that point does go in my favour – I do read a variety of genres, not just that but lots of different writing styles too, and I do feel I am learning something new all the time plus getting immense enjoyment,( ahem…depending on the story and author of course ). But, as I dip into it all, that’s a tick on matey’s list.

The one that made me laugh was the subject of…

Typos, Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation, etc…

Yes, those are important – highly – and me personally, I work hard on spotting errors before I publish… I’m not perfect in this area, but I do my best. But this guy, geez, he had mistakes in more than one place – the words “That’s Rich” came to mind.

To wrap up….

Writing can be hard, I know I’m not the only one who struggles – unless you are Stephen King and Patti Larsen who can knock out books in a month, but I digress – so is it just a simple, plain old case of getting priorities in order? It probably is, that and a hefty dose of:

  • Motivation
  • Discipline
  • Habit Forming
  • Being Brave

If those are there then there wouldn’t be so many issues for me, maybe for you. Though, at this moment in time – I Am a Bad Writer!

I hope you enjoyed my post, leave me a comment in the box below, I’m really interested to hear your thoughts and lets all work on what each of our individual handicaps are and see if we can improve them!

All the best,

Victoria 🙂

 

 

She Comes

Genre: Supernatural 

 

 

She Comes

 

She has finally come for me. I know now that the day I’ve avoided 10,000 years has arrived.

There she stands speaking with her simple stare.

She penetrates in to me, reflecting back what my soul is.

I am trying to place a psychic barrier between us: She breaks through with ease. I place a white light around me: She still remains.

I thought I was immortal, but for that one good deed I done, this is my punishment.

I should have let my Sister die.

We live to maim, to kill, to destruct, to curse all we meet: We are the Evil Ones.

Yet for eternity I will suffer every wrong deed I have done to others – but each and every single one 10 times its fold… Over and over again.

As I mentally accept my fate, The Black Eyed Angel she swoops down on me and I am pulled to Hell:

I should have let my Sister die.

 

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Thank You Angela Goff (website here) for this weeks corker of a photo (source here) in our Wednesday VisualDare, this week it’s #72: Rejection! Lots of fun as always; any writers out there, check out her site to catch the weekly Photo Challenge, it’s always a creative picture I can assure you!!

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