07 July 2011

#7sins microfic challenge

The seven sins challenge

I'm participating in Lady Antimony's seven deadly sins microfic challenge this week: seven sins, seven days, seven 100 word stories. Just do me a favour and don't count the words. Especially not for this one.

One Night Stand

I've been here too long already.

"Don't go," Luke says. "Please, you have to stay with me."

"I have to work." I pull my shirt on and stuff my ripped panties into my bag.

"I'll die if you leave me."

"Don't be so melodramatic." I let myself out and wonder how a one night stand turned into three days.

* * *

My skin feels too tight; my body hollow. I need something but I don't know what. I find myself in a bar, flirting with strangers, hungry for contact. I meet Ryan.

We fall into bed and the pain stops.  When he's inside me I feel alive, feel whole.

In the morning I try to stop him leaving. "Please stay. I need you."

Ryan looks at the floor. "Look, I like you, but..."

"I'll die if you leave me." My body is raging, burning me up from the inside out.

"I'm sorry, I have to go." Ryan closes the door behind him.

I call Luke to ask what he has done to me.

His phone is dead.


  1. And then...and then...

    Sounds like a great epidemic!

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Rosie!

    Nice to meet you through the blogfest. This was cool. "What goes around comes around." All about the seven sins, eh?
    Can't wait to see what you have for the others.

  3. P.S. I like your template. :) Consider me a follower from across the pond.

  4. Great 1st blog for the challenge, now she knows how it feels!!! - nice work.

  5. Love it, babe! Lust, right? You got a lot across with so few words. You're good at this!

  6. I love that he wasn't being melodramatic! Wow, now I'm wondering if I didn't skew my fiction dark enough. The really dark reality of the 'deadly' sins is amazing, with the immediate arrival of consequence even in so short a span of words.

  7. Great story. I love that you used dialogue. Can't wait to see the rest!

    Nice to meet you through the blog challenge!


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