I entered my third Microcosms tale of flash fiction last week with my 108 word tale Honeytrap Apples. As always with Microcosms I had to use the three prompt to craft my story and as usual I got mine from their spinner as their suggested were quite hard – their words not mine! The three I got were:
- Character: Gardener
- Setting: Orchard
- Genre: Horror
Honeytrap ApplesFind out how my story got on, and what my favourite part of the tale is below the break!
Author’s NotesFrom the moment my three prompt words came up I knew the kind of tale I wanted to tell, the kind of twist on a fairytale that Neil Gaiman has become famous for. In fact my title, Honeytrap Apples, was inspired by his story Snow, Glass, Apples. If I had more words I would have described the apples as honey coloured to suggest they aren’t ordinary. My favourite part of my story is the title. I really like Honeytrap Apples and I might well expand it into a longer short story in the future. The core idea could certainly sustain a longer story and with more words I can really push on the fairytale horror of the story.
How did I do?Sadly my story didn’t place this week although Judge D. E. Park did like the line:
“I know dear. I’m not here for one of my apples. I’m here for you.”At least my story had some kind of impact.