Sep 16, 2011
Anthony Elmore

Flash Fiction Challenge – Enzyme, Lollypop and Blister

Submitted for the Terrible Minds Flash Fiction Challenge. The challenge was to choose three words and use them in a story. I chose enzyme, lollipop and blister.

 

“Enzyme Lollypop?” the clerk said.

The infinite selection of corn-sweetened narco-supplements assaulted her senses like sharp confetti.

“Oooh. Can’t metabolize that again. Got the skin blisters.” Mitz said, scanning the menu.

“But we got new flavors. Tanga-phetamine. Kiwi-Strawberry with Zoloft Swirl. Double Chocolate Cake with Benzedrine Sprinkles.”

Mitz processed the choices. She knew she couldn’t actually “taste” anything. Conversion meant giving up real sensation.

“Ok. I’ll take the Double-Chocolate.”

The clerk wrapped the pops in wax paper as Mitz touched the paypad. “Immortality never tasted so good,” Mitz said, inserting the pop into her feed slot.

 

20 Comments

  • That was awesome. Sure hope that’s not the way our future’s heading!

  • That was awesome. Sure hope that’s not the way our future’s heading!

  • I love the descriptive feed slot at the end

  • I love the descriptive feed slot at the end

  • Thanks, all. I’m a firm believer that the price of immortality is losing any and all genuine sensation. From a clinical aspect, you would probably have to be cyborg or some grotesque assemblage of plastic and flesh.

  • Thanks, all. I’m a firm believer that the price of immortality is losing any and all genuine sensation. From a clinical aspect, you would probably have to be cyborg or some grotesque assemblage of plastic and flesh.

  • Eerie good story!

  • Eerie good story!

  • You picked the best words. And did a great job with them.

  • You picked the best words. And did a great job with them.

  • love this little futuristic piece – right up my alley :)

  • love this little futuristic piece – right up my alley :)

  • Thanks a lot. I’m reading your entries and they all are great.

  • Thanks a lot. I’m reading your entries and they all are great.

  • I really enjoyed this. Nicely done. Can I have the tanga-phetamine, please?

  • I really enjoyed this. Nicely done. Can I have the tanga-phetamine, please?

  • Thanks, Jo. Have a double scoop on me with Ketamine sprinkles.

  • Thanks, Jo. Have a double scoop on me with Ketamine sprinkles.

  • Awesome. I loved the lollipop choices.

  • Awesome. I loved the lollipop choices.

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