It’s #FlashFriday again, and the #FridayFictioneers are writing and sharing their 100-word(+/-) stories over at Madison Woods’ blog. You can check out some of their stories and even share one of your own, if you’re interested.
So far I’ve typically used Madison’s inspiration images as a prompt, but yesterday I came across a soundtrack that I really liked and wanted to write a scene based off that. Here’s a YouTube video of the piece that inspired this 100-word short for this week, from the Tomb Raider: Underworld soundtrack by Colin O’Malley, supervised by Troels Brun Folmann:
I found an inspiration image, as well:
I don’t know if that particular jellyfish is stingless (relevant later), but I thought it was pretty. Anyway, it was just for inspiration.
Oh yeah–and Lois is back!
Lois plunged through an underwater tunnel to escape the imploded ruins above. She burped out bubbles, anxious to resurface.
A blue glow beckoned from a leftward passage and she surged towards it. Rough stone abruptly fell into a formless void, leaving her floating. Overhead, a great mass of delicate translucent creatures pulsed with light, gorging and relapsing to propel themselves gracefully through the water.
The transfixing beauty involuntarily tranquilized Lois, subduing her need for air. She watched, unhurried, as a jellyfish drifted by; its tentacles brushed her face. Invigorated, she shoved water behind her, breaching through the creatures without fear.