July 27: Flash Fiction Challenge – Crystalline


July 27, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the word crystalline. It can be used in typical forms or in creative ways (like the name of a town). What meaning does it hold for the story or character(s)? Go where the prompt leads!


It was her crystalline features that first attracted me. She commanded a room, she had beautifully defined facial characteristics that held you in awe as you took her in. Everything was not only in proportion but you moved from one to another spellbound, from the shape of her nose to her mouth that you just wanted to kiss, to her eyes that looked into your soul and you knew you could engage with into whatever eternity she took you.

But when she spoke the allure of her voice was captivating, she took your breath away, and you welcomed it.


Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2017/07/28/july-27-flash-fiction-challenge-2/

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15 Responses to July 27: Flash Fiction Challenge – Crystalline

  1. Reena Saxena says:

    Captivating beauty, and engaging words!

  2. Charli Mills says:

    She sounds like an agate come to life! Great take on a challenging word, Michael.

  3. Aw, Michael! Where are the fangs when she smiles, the voice like the girl in the Exorcist? Why this perfection? Seriously though, thanks for taking me out of my spiral of death and despair writing 🙂

    • Michael says:

      Your comment gave me a laugh. I could have gone with the fangs, the blood-lusting eyes, talon like hands and a voice like crumpling cellaphane but in my simplistic way i saw crystal as some sign of perfection. I suppose there are ugly crystals but as I lead a sheltered life I have not encountered them. I see you have issued a poetry challenge today around your desk…hmmm…my mind is ticking, get back to you later..

      • I seem to be digging deep into nastiness at the moment. It was good to see that someone at least doesn’t feel obliged to ignore pure goodness 🙂 Looking forward to hearing your poem.

  4. floridaborne says:

    That is some of your best writing. Bravo!

  5. Jael Sook says:

    I was definitely captivated by the crystalline perfection.

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  7. A lovely piece of flash fiction, Michael.

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