I was going to put a picture from Google Deep Dream there but got freaked out so you get pretty space! Be glad.
WELCOME! To Week 40 (!) of the esteemed Cracked Flash Fiction Contest! I should warn y'all I had roughly 4 hours sleep and therefore am dancing on the line between insanity and sanity. A perfect state of mind to cut the ribbons to CFFC #40!
You have but one task here, agents: To write 300 words before the deadline. Well, and follow the rules we've helpfully linked below but DETAILS. Are you up to it? Can YOU rise to this week's challenge?
This week you find the prompt within a black cloak. It smells faintly coppery, like old blood. It's written in a code only you can decipher. You get the sense that a lot of money changed hands to get this prompt where it needed to be.
There's only you, and the prompt. Can you assassinate THIS challenge?
(Yes, everyone knows Si's jumping up and down because ASSASSIN PROMPT hushhhhh)
Beware the Rules that Lurk
Judge This Week: Si
Word Count: 300 max
How: Submit your stories as a comment to this post, along with your name, word count, and title (and Twitter handle or blog if you've got 'em!). One entry per person.
Deadline: Midnight tonight, PDT!
Results announced: Next Wednesday afternoon.
Remember: Your entry must begin with the prompt! The prompt can be mutilated, but not beyond recognition. (Pictures do not need to be incorporated into your stories, they're for inspiration (and sometimes our amusement)).