He was lost in the desert, dehydrating and hungry.
Cacti was tempting with their water reserve, but the thorns were so tough!
He was about to give up when he came across a baby cactus with small thorns, that would pierce his skin just lightly.
With his thirst finally quenched, he walked onward until he found a rattlesnake.
Snakes were his most dreaded animal – hideous, scary things!
The viper was on him, looking intensely, about to pounce.
Heart racing, he was faster and before she closed her fangs onto his skin, he grabbed her and had a bite, satisfying his hunger.
He was now the Snake Eater…
This post was written for the Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #6.
To enter the contest this week we had to do it in 2 steps. First, we had a couple of days to sign up to it. Then, a 2-word name of a bucking bull would be drawn for each contestant, which would then have another couple of days to come up with a 107-word 8-sentence history that included the 2 words of the bull’s name. And the theme was to be a fictional story about someone facing a challenge or a fear.
I liked the title of my bull and decided to keep the words together in the same order, so I created a story to go around it.
The winner for this contest was announced yesterday at the Carrot Ranch.
Congratulations to Kerry E.B. Black!
Good job to all the participants!
Portuguese version: Sobrevivendo