Thursday, December 11, 2014

Angels Fear (Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge)

I am determined to do the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge early this week, and it's a hard one for me. See, DrPat does not believe in angels.

Demons, yes. Angels, not so much.

So the challenge is a real one for me:

December 10, 2014 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features an angel. Be as imaginative and cross-cultural as you’d like. Reach out to history, folklore or different traditions. Think of Christmas-angels, earth-angels, animal-angels or wherever the prompt leads you. The prompt is a spark; the story comes from you.

I can meet this challenge.


Angels Fear

The theater waited, ready for opening night: cast rehearsed, orchestra warmed up, marquee lit. Some critics had two items already written, a smash review and one for a dismal flop.

Jeremy and Evan paced nervously in the foyer. They had gambled everything investing in the success of this venture. If it failed, the writer, director and leading lady would suffer only loss of reputation. The brothers would be ruined. They would lose the business and their homes. Even Jeremy's cuff-links were mortgaged. Evan's wife had threatened to leave. 


Doors opened, and the first night audience began to trickle in.


Image is from the Santa Rosa, CA, Press Democrat, Schroeder Hall Opening Night.