Today we’re pleased to announce Brianna Lee McKenzie as the winner of the Indies Unlimited weekly Flash Fiction competition.
The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.
Congratulations to Brianna, and thanks to everyone who participated – excellent entries! Now, without further ado, here’s the winning entry:
Crazy Like a Fox
by Brianna Lee McKenzie
“You gonna eat that?” Harris the rabbit asked while wiggling his nose and preparing to flee before the fox dove into the log after him.
“If I could catch you, I wouldn’t have to eat bugs!” Vixie snarled. She crunched on a beetle as she read the instructions on the Acme Sling-0-Matic that her cousin had recommended.
“Whatcha gonna do with that giant rubber band?” Harris inquired, poking his nose out of the hole.
“I’m building a sling-shot and I’m going to shoot myself into your log,” Vixie said with a foxy grin. “Wile E says that he’s caught many a roadrunner with it!”
“Do I look like a roadrunner?” Harris asked wryly.
Vixie reared back and pounced, growling, “Grrrrrr!”
“Is that your tummy grumbling?” Harris taunted. Just before he disappeared again, he said, “My belly’s full!”
“I’ll get you!” Vixie sneered as she stuck her head into the end of the log and began digging out the decayed wood.
With a huff, she left the log and quickly read the instructions again. Stretching the sling-shot between two trees, Vixie placed her backside into the rubber band. She scooted backwards, extending it out farther and farther. Concentrating on her efforts, she aimed her nose at the hole in the log. Closing her eyes and holding onto the ground with one toe, she prepared for liftoff. Suddenly, she heard a noise behind her.
“Beep! Beep!” Harris yelled at her bushy tail before he skittered into the woods.
Pfling-ng-ng! Acme wins again!