Friday, February 3, 2012

Camping #100words for #FridayFictioneers

Welcome back to a little #flashfiction Friday with the #FridayFictioneers. I wrote this one from the perspective of one of my MC's in a WIP that has been percolating for a couple of years now. Nik is a PI of the paranormal sort. Enjoy. ;)

Nik lifted his muzzle and sniffed the wind. Campers in Red Rock at this time of year? That seemed strange after the latest snowstorm had dropped a good two feet. He bounded toward the source of the scent, enjoying the white powder spraying around him.
An unearthly glow showed over the next ridge. Gotta love the lights of Vegas. So why aren’t the campers enjoying them?
Rhythmic grunts alerted him long before he reached the campsite. The scent of sex hit his nose. He yipped in apology and padded away, grinning.
The tent stilled and someone whispered, “Did you hear that?”

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  1. Hahaha. Love the last line. I do believe Nik may have spoiled the amorous mood inside the tent. ;)

  2. So classy. Although, I'd probably do the same if given the opportunity. :P (tmi? hrm, yes.) Nice choice of POV.

    Well played!

  3. Adorable. The lights of Vegas! We're seeing forest fires. sunsets, sunrises and the end of the world and all the time it is just the lights of Vegas!

  4. I really enjoyed the cavalier frankness of this piece. Great job as always!

  5. Would it be too clichéd of me to suggest that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas (the same is true of Milton Keynes, incidentally)? For a PI, Nik has a keen sense of discretion. Conventional human PI's could learn a thing or two from him.

    Here's my entry:

  6. So I guess the “natural act” spurred by the fire within spared them from Nik’s interrogation. He did cause an interruption though.

  7. LOL, cute story. Whereas I saw implied sex in Karen's (kbnelson) piece yours is unmistakable and I don't feel weird for seeing it ;)

  8. Oh Siobhan!

    I adored this story! "Did you hear that?" was an excellent and oh, so true ending. I've been there in the tent and had to laugh. laugh. laugh at your take on the photo. Thanks for making me smile this morning.



  9. Sometimes the least explicit settings yield the best reaction. Very nicely done.

    Here's my story:

  10. Haha -- loved it. I seem to agree with everyone that the ending was great. But, I can also see that getting there took setting up for it and you did that magnificently as well.


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