Flash Fiction: Diabolical Deer

This was written for Carrot Ranch’s Flash Fiction Challenge. Each week’s challenge is to write to a prompt in exactly 99 words. This week’s prompt is to “write a story in which a character takes charge.”

Diabolical Deer

“You’re not the boss a me.”

“I’m older. That means I’m in charge.”

“I’m tellin’ Mom and Dad when they get back.”

“What if they don’t come back?”

“They’ll be back. Won’t they?”

“You never know. There’s a lot of bad shit out there. Robbers, murderers, diseases, deer*…”

“What if they don’t come back?”

“We fend for ourselves. It’ll be up to me to take care of you.”

“They better come back.”

“They probably won’t.”

“Mommy! Daddy!”

“Hi, guys. Is everything O.K.?”

“Yeah. How was the movie?”

“It was really bad. Lucas should have never sold Star Wars to Disney.”

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*True story: Last night, I got a panicked call from my best friend. It took a few minutes to get this out in a way that was coherent and understandable. She was driving home from shopping for apocalyptic survival supplies. She was driving on a nearly empty freeway when she was hit by a deer. Let me say that again. She was hit BY a deer on the FREEWAY! It ran across the freeway and crashed into the side of her car. She was shaken up but not hurt. The car, however, looks like a deer ran across the freeway and crashed into the side of it. Apparently, deer watch The Walking Dead and think that’s where we’re heading. They are taking back their land. Coronavirus is horrible, but deer are the real threat lurking on our freeways, poised to attack.

11 thoughts on “Flash Fiction: Diabolical Deer

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    1. He got his name on a memorial wall in the war against humans.

      We looked for him but found no sign. There’s not much room on the side of the freeway. I assume he dragged himself off somewhere to die. Otherwise, he’s invincible, and we’re all in danger in the deer uprising.

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