First, the fire burned a steel gray, like the cold unrelenting metal around her finger.
Then, the fire turned to amber—not the warm golden that comforted her in Autumn, but a dark rusty yellow that made her think of factories, long abandoned.
Slowly, the fire glowed a rich crimson, until she could feel the heat emanating from its core and threatening to sear her skin.
Finally, she pulled the ring off her finger and threw it into the open jaws of the fire. The flames burst into hues of blue, spitting out sparks like tiny fireworks.
It was done.
© Jade M. Wong 2017
Word Count: 100
Time Taken: 10 minutes
I was tagged by Celine at cykelit for a Free Style Writing Challenge. Her prompt was “Blue Fire”. I’m not happy with the ending, but at that point, I was at 9 minutes and 52 seconds and I needed to write SOMETHING, so the muse blurted out “it was done”. Considering how much of a perfectionist I am when it comes to my writing, I was surprised that I actually enjoyed this challenge. BUT THAT ENDING. GAH.
Anyway, part of the challenge is to pass it on to a few bloggers with a new prompt. So, with no pressure to accept, I hereby tag—
- The Urban Spaceman over at The Urban Spaceman
- Rosema over at A Reading Writer
- Maria over at Doodles and Scribbles
- Gina over at Singledust
- Angie over at Angie Trafford
- Deepika over at Full of Life
- Yinglan over at This Is Another Story
Anyone else who wants to give this a shot is also welcome.
Free Style Writing Challenge Rules:
Set a stop watch or your mobile to 5 minutes or 10 minutes whichever challenge you think you can beat.
Your topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.
Fill the word doc with as many words as you want. Once you began writing do not stop even to turn.
Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check in MS WORD (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write the right spelling and stick to grammar rules)
You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals. However, if you do, it would be best.
At the end of your post write down ‘Word count =_____’ so that we would have an idea of how much you can write within the time frame.
Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nominations (at least 5 bloggers).
Your Prompt Is…
GREEN EGGS AND HAM