Written for Flash Fiction Month 2018, day 26, challenge 12: write a story which makes use of the tropes of Applied Phlebotinum, The Almighty Janitor, and The Guards Must Be Crazy, inverting one of these. This year I'm also fulfilling a challenge by an anonymous contributor: Every character must be queer.
I've also been cajoled into taking on another challenge by joewright
The All-Star challenge.
Over the course of FFM, your oeuvre must address the following items:
-Something somebody once told you -The sharpest tool -A finger and a thumb -The shape of an L -What does it mean to be 'fed to the rules'? -A smart brain and a dumb head -"You'll never shine if you don't glow" -Definitive proof that all that glitters is in fact gold -A shooting star that breaks the mold -The meteor men, and the hole in the satellite picture -Skating on thin ice -The world on fire -"Can you spare some change for gas?" -An all-star, getting their game on, and going to play, or alternatively and perhaps easier, a rock star, getting the show on, and getting paid.
I promised DamonWakes
that I'd blow up some farm animals, so here we are.
Alyssa, agender superspy-type-character / fan of cool weapons has appeared once this month before: "Mission Distracted
". I wasn't really expecting em to make another appearance, but the challenge kind of demanded this kind of character, and e was readily available.
Edit 28.07.2018: Tweaks for clarity.
The rest of today's stories can be found here
Wordcount: 3 x 69 = 207.