So, this entry in ’Nathan Burgoine’s June Flash Fiction Draw is a bit of a cheat in two ways.
First off, it’s Tuesday, and these are supposed to go up on Monday. Hey, I’m slow. Sue me.
Second, the prompt for this month’s flash fiction is:
Well, I’ve got the hot chocolate and the scrapyard, but the fantasy is probably more science fiction, although something sorta magical does happen.
Like I said, sue me.
OK, there’s a third reason this breaks the rules: it’s not a standalone flash piece. This is a trend: I have a problem starting and ending something in these flash pieces. This piece continues a story started in a Friday Flash Fiction piece from a while back, “How to Get Off This Rock.” Check that out first if you want to understand what’s going on here, although I do skip forward a bit from the end of that piece, too.
And be sure to check out the other entries written for ’Nathan’s flash prompt.