Thursday, March 17, 2011

Beware! Wee Men Can Be Deceiving

Now that I got your attention with the title, you can get your pretty little heads out of the gutter you silly bloggers!

Today is Colene and Alexia's Luck O the Irish SPD blogfest!  The challenge is to write a 200ish flash fiction about something to do with Saint Patrick's Day.  Hope you enjoy my entry!
















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            March 17, 2010 is the day I almost died.  I will never wear green again.
           My day started out pretty normal.  Alarm rang at 6:00, I smashed it. Phone alarm rang at 6:30 and I smashed that too.  Finally at 7 when my mom pounded on my door I rolled out of bed and into my green sparkly tank top.  Ready for a day of pinching all non-green party-poopers.  
           When I stepped outside into the misty, gray morning I noticed a rainbow in the sky.  
          Pretty, I thought.  
          Didn’t seem like a rainbow kind of day.
          But it was Saint Patrick’s day, so it was kind of fitting.  I smiled as I thought of a cute, wee leprechaun dancing around a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
          My thoughts were interrupted by a flash of what looked to be red hair streaking at the edges of my vision.
         Huh.  Wonder what that stupid neighbor kid is up to.  Probably trying to pee in the garden again.  
        “Hey, Sean, get out of our yard!” I yelled, whipping my head around to find the culprit.
         A tiny evil laugh sounded around the corner of the house.
        Ugh.  What a little turd.
       “God, just what I need before school”.  I sighed as I trekked around back.
        As I turned the corner something jumped on my back, digging in with its sharp fingernails.
       Screaming, I danced around, trying to shake it off.  It was snarling and gnashing its teeth, drooling down my neck and shirt. 
       “EW!  Get off you stupid brat!”
        I reached around and grabbed the kid by the hair and flipped him over.
        Except it wasn’t the kid from next door.
       It was a zombie leprechaun.  And it was trying to eat me.

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Hope you can check out some of the other entries in todays blogfest!  Happy St Patty's Day everyone!  (and watch your back- you never know when a zombie leprechaun will be lurking in your backyard) (I think I may count how many times I say wee today.  Teehee)

24 comments:

Angela Felsted said...

Loved your flash fiction piece. I hope you didn't let the leprechaun eat you.

Tracy said...

Zombie leprechauns?!? Oh NO! Those things are scary enough when they're full grown. But the idea of pint sized zombies, dressed in green, scares the bejesus out of me!

Great job, I really liked this one.

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Lori M. Lee said...

Oh man, zombies are bad enough on their own lol. Shrink them down and make them wicked fast? Eek! Great post!

mom said...

A "wee" bit o' fun!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A zombie leprechaun! That's a great twist, Abby.

Donea Lee said...

I've seen a lot of leprechauns today, but this is my first zombified one!! Terrifying! Loved your narrators snark ~ :) Happy St. Patty's day to you!

Colene Murphy said...

Hahahaha! ZOMBIE LEPRECHAUNS!? Priceless!!! Oh my gosh...that was hilarious! Thanks for joining in Abby!! You have been officially counted! ;)

Michelle Merrill said...

Great story! Thanks for the laugh :) Happy Wee Man day. Haha.

erica and christy said...

Now I don't feel quite so bad that I'm not wearing green today...
erica

Laura said...

Oh man, that one's going to stay with meeeee... bahahahaha... ohno gonna pee myself!!!!
LX

Jennie Bailey said...

Zombie leprechauns, I love it!!! So that's why you're so obsessed with Colene, Melissa and I turning into zombies too - you want company! Well, I'm glad you didn't die...fully. ;-)

Elaine AM Smith said...

St Paddy would be horrified: he didn't run the snakes out of Ireland only to have the place infested by zombie Leprechauns instead :) But if you disturb the food chain something bad is going to happen ;)

Melissa said...

Haha, what a little turd made me snort so hard I think I threw my neck out!! This is too funny Abby.

Oh Zombie Leprechauns! What crazies they are!

Mary Vaughn said...

A zombie leprechaun -- that's got to be a first.

I'm new to zombies. Do they get indigestion? ;0)

Meredith said...

I am now completely terrified of zombie leprechauns. Thanks for that. Haha, I love this!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Well, Abby,

That was an interesting twist.... I never know that zombie leprechauns existed. LOL

Happy St. Paddy's Day.


Michael

alexia said...

LMAO! What an awesome twist! Zombies and leprechauns! LOVE it!

Thanks for participating!

David Powers King said...

I don't think I can every think of St. Patrick's day in a normal way ever again. Zombie leprechauns. Brilliant! Great little story.

mybluescreen said...

Haha! What a twist! Zombie leprechauns! Sweet!

Arcita said...

as odd as it may seem, your post made me hungry for some leprechaun cereal. actually, i don't think leprechaun cereal exists. ah ha and in a flash my life mission has been revealed to me: patent and produce leprechaun cereal.

i must admit your post allured me so much that i've been forced to begin stalking you. usually i just creepily follow people in the shadows, but for you i have to raise the creep factor just a bit.

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erica and christy said...

zombie leprechaun...hehe! I mean--scary--no laughing matter. Happy Belated St. Patty's Day! christy

Melissa Sarno said...

My goodness, I hate those annoying zombie leprechauns getting in my way all time ;-) What a fun story! Would love to know how she escapes that one since she apparently only 'almost' died.

ali said...

LOL, this was truly unique. And fun to read!

Jen Chandler said...

Sorry it's taken me so long to get around to your story! I love it. It was really fun and the first time I've ever heard of a zombie leprechaun. There could be a whole new subgenre in this ;)

Cheers!
Jen