A Creative Prompt. Yeah. I can deal with that. So I did.
This was the result:
It was in the midst of a daemonical plague. A wretched, feverish pollution that brought about hundreds of freakish mis-births that wriggled and squirmed out from the victim's flesh irregardless of their gender or anatomy or even whether they still lived. Writhing, tumorous things formed horribly deformed pustule-sacs that reared outwards from any and every bit of flesh exposed to the fetid miasma that wafted sullenly from the sewers. They tried to close-off the sewers. Then they tried to close off the lower districts.This little off-hand exercise just delivered the raw text for our opening bit of fluff-fiction for our second Adventure...and we've gained yet another deity to detail for the A-to-Z Challenge.
It didn't do any good.
Nothing could stop the hellishly infectious plague. It was a devilish pox of fertility.
Fetility run amok.
That is why the people flocked to the once proscribed and interdicted shrine of The Barren One, to seek some consolation and comfort from the Mother of Desolation, She of the Sterile Womb, the patient Empress of Wastelands.
And she smiled.
Crookedly. Cruelly. For She had finally won after many, many long hard years...
Have you given this sort of thing a shot? What were your results?
We might have to try a few more of these. Does anyone have some to recommend?
Thanks to Porky for starting this most recent Microfiction/Flashfiction experiment, at least for us.
And Thanks to Jennie over at Nine Worlds Ten Thousand Things for the continuation of the Expanders! microfiction challenge that started over at Porky's Expanse. You can find several other creative writing thingys over at Jennie's blog, so if this sort of thing appeals to you, go and check it out by all means. The Jarpha have been having a wonderful time over there...
You might also consider naming and statting-up the lonely little monster over at our Name The Monster post at Netherwerks, or maybe you'd prefer to stat-up sea creatures over at the Rended Press blog.