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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Becoming Known (RVFF #6)

What is Random Vocabulary Flash Fiction (RVFF)? I blindly select a vocabulary word from Word Smart, and write a flash fiction story using that word. Flash fiction basically means it's short - you can read it in a flash. Click here to read my rules.

Today's word: Kinetic (ki NET ik) - 1. having to do with motion 2. lively 3. active / I used definition #1 for this story.

Becoming Known (RVFF #6)

Kiethan's neck strained as he stretched it forward and gazed over the cliff edge at the river below. A psychological force, stronger than his own will, held his legs at a still uncomfortable distance from the unprotected drop. He thought it odd and humorous that he would be filled with such fear, and he smirked at the irony.

The river was angry; this stretch, a thrilling pass-through for class-V white-water-rafting enthusiasts. The stillness of the surrounding mountains made the raging river all the more vibrant. "Nature's kinetic art," Keithan said, bringing to mind all of his rejected art projects he was leaving behind.

In an instant, the invisible force vanished and his fear melted. Keithan moved forward and stood on tiptoes at the cliff edge. "At least they'll be worth something now. God, forgive me."

Word count = 135


  1. Melissa said...

    Ok, you just come up with some weird stuff. Ha! You are starting to remind me of this lady I am acqainted with who looks a little earthy on the outside, but when I checked out her web site she actually has written all sort of smutty books under a psydenum. I never have been able to look at her quite the same! (Don't know how to do spell check on here....sorry!)

  2. Smile Awhile said...

    Very good - Very dark - Very quick!

  3. Talkin' Texan said...

    Excellent use of the word and I like you the way you said so much with so few words. It's a very heavy piece. Having a down day? :)