It’s time to tackle the second campaign challenge set by the delightful Rachael Harrie, and it’s a good one!
I will be writing three pieces, based on the series of prompts on Rachael’s blog. Each piece is linked by one overarching theme.
First piece – A story in five sentences that connects all five prompts.
Rahul and Madina sheltered under the concrete bridge, hiding from the rain that fell in sheets, drenching their skin and hair. Rahul’s leg slowly seeped crimson blood from a gash made by the slice of rusty tin he had uncovered on their daily trip to scavenge from the dump. Cupping her hands, Madina caught droplets of rain, juicy like ripe pears, and poured them into the open wound. The pain flashed in front of Rahul’s eyes, dancing like fireworks. He looked beyond it, into his imagination, and there he saw a small boy, a little like him but smartly dressed in a new red coat and sturdy shoes, smiling as he chased a ball through wide open spaces.
Second piece – A poem about prompt three that doesn’t include the words ‘pear’, ‘spoon’ or ‘droplet’.
Collides and colludes to make
a ghostly form
The bulbous shape hangs
Suspended as offering
Third piece – flash fiction of less than 200 words based on prompt two.
His feet skittered across the surface, rubber soles kissing a checkerboard of light and shade. Focused, he followed the path of the ball as the sea breeze tossed it sideways. Where there were squares he saw sidelines, a penalty spot, the goal. His red coat was really a uniform, name and number blazing between his shoulders. Breathless he caught up, pulled back his leg and then, “look at ‘im go, a proper David Beckham, in ‘is head at least”, their laughter echoed through the years. (85 words)
If you like my efforts then do leave a comment or a critique. You can also like my entry here (I’m number 100).