Welcome back for another week of madness and mayhem, fun and games, or somewhere in-between! You all never cease to amaze me with your offerings, and I don't expect this week to be any different. So get to it! Go check out the prompt and write us something awesome. :)
If you need to read the full version of the rules, go here. Otherwise, here's the short version:
1. Up to 500 words
2. Keep it clean (nothing rated R or above)
3. Start with the given first sentence.
4. Optional Special Challenge
5. Include: Twitter/email, word count, Special Challenge accepted
6. The challenge is open for 24 hours on Tuesday EST
Oh, and feel free to change pronouns, punctuation, tense, and anything in brackets to fit the story/pov/tone. I'm not going to be TOO picky... Our judge however...
Our Judge today is Kelley Thibodeau, also known as @KelleyThibodeau. Read her winning tale from last week here! She's still working on a blog, but she's a retired Air Force public affairs officer (the communication career field) with 18 years of nonfiction writing experience (newpapers, media releases, Web articles, regulations). Now she's freelance writing and trying her hand at speculative fiction.
Your first sentence for FINISH THAT THOUGHT #51 is:
[Stupid] [gnomes], you'd think they'd know better.
Your SPECIAL CHALLENGE from the judge is:
AAAAAAAND WE'RE OFF!!!