November 30, 2016

Flash Fiction: This is advice from the master.

Prompt: This is advice from the master.

Subduing a blue-footed makari is not a task for the faint of heart. Their massive size, spider-like appearance, and ability to shoot black slime instead of webbing can unnerve even the most seasoned soul.

The key is to keep a makari moving, avoiding her slime. While they have eight spindly legs, their gigantic body makes it difficult for it to navigate quickly, especially in small spaces.

Sing or shout to distract her. Then attack her underbelly.

Most importantly, don’t get between a makari and her nest or all I’ve taught you won’t matter.

Now go.

And try not to die.

Note: Makaris exist in the world of my current WIP - Between Shadow and Light. They live in the Shadow realm, but occasionally find their way to our world, the Light realm. They must be returned to their own world by the Betweens, beings from both worlds tasked to maintain the boundaries between realms.

*Flash Fiction is fiction under a thousand words. I participate in a weekly prompt that's limited to a mere one hundred words. That's crazy short. You can check out the other participants' stories via their links on the WonHundred Word Wednesdays Facebook page here.*

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