Friday 14 January 2011

Friday Flash - The Body Of Your Dreams

Victor stares at the screen in disbelief. The credits roll past in chunky white type as an electronic soundtrack thuds in the background. Was that it? he thinks. Did I really just waste £16 on that?

He picks up the DVD case. A smiling woman with a toned stomach and gleaming teeth beams at him from the cover. She doesn’t look like any medical practitioner Victor has ever seen. He flips to the back of the case to read her bio. It lists qualifications he's never heard of, and claims she studied biology at a city college in Nevada.

Victor turns back to the cover. There it is, a strapline in white Comic Sans, promising that the DVD will help him to "create the body of his dreams".  He glances between the DVD and the anatomical text book lying open on the floor. Am I missing something? he thinks. Victor casts a longing look at the surgical table and box of tools behind him, and sighs.

There’s just no way Victor can make a monster by doing squats and sit ups.

Monday 10 January 2011

Photo Prompt 15

Fifteenth prompt, ready and waiting.

If you want to use the prompt, all I ask is that you include a link to this entry and a credit to me for the photograph, and that you post a link to your story in the comments box below so I can see what you've come up with! If you don't comment on this entry, then I can't comment on your story.

The fifteenth prompt is Reflection.


If you want more prompts, check out Walt White, Eric J Krause and Jen Brubacher!