My #fridayflash for this week, Caldera Rats, is a guest post on the Xeroverse Missing Pieces blog. John Xero has been running a week-long xeroversery celebration of flash fiction. Check it out.
A repost of my entry for last week in Lily Child's Friday Prediction, "The Shaking of the Ossuary" is included as a freebie below. It is a fun competition and I urge you to check it out.
The Shaking of the Ossuary
Ba'al Ob: The Ossuary's one-eyed Captain
En-dor: Chief Engineer
Circe: Bone Mate
En-dor and Circe intertwine on the boneroom's floor in morphing kamasutra poses. The bones pulse blood.
Ba'al Ob: "En-dor, what treason s-stalks?"
En-dor's thrusting ceases. "Where're you?"
"Damned divination s-system's down. No visuals. S-skin's vibrating, vacuum beckoning. What have you done?"
"Is that C-Circe I s-smell?"
"The enchantress is mine. Die traitor."
"Wait--" En-dor detangles himself and caresses a finger against the engine's optic cavity. "The skull's split."
"I'll save the ship, but I earn my life and Circe."