Drabble Day – WIND

The Drabble Day Challenge is a weekly challenge hosted by http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/ and it involves writing a Drabble (a short story of 100 words, plus or minus 5) based around a particular prompt. This week’s prompt was “WIND”.

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The moment was near; Brother Ventus lay the old man out on the table. He pulled smoothly on the rope, lowering the crystal casing over his mentor; then he manoeuvred the mask through the airtight port, so that oxygen would trickle into the old man’s lungs.

Brother Ventus operated the vacuum pump and began to evacuate the casing. It was a delicate balance; everything had to reach optimum conditions at the same instant. The rising and falling of his mentor’s chest slowed and, as it stopped, Brother Ventus removed the mask.

At last he would measure the faint wind as the soul rose to heaven…

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About dmlbooks

Dennis M. Lane is a British writer who left the shores of the UK in 1986 and hasn’t looked back since; he has now lived in South Africa for eleven years. His first poetry collection “8 Million Stories” was published in November 2010, followed by the collection of science fiction poetry and short stories “The Poring Dark” in September 2012 (two of the poems have been nominated for the 2013 Rhysling Award and another for the Dwarf Stars Award), his first novel “Talatu” in March 2013, and “The King’s Jewel” the first book in the five novel “Helix Key” series in August 2013. He is currently working on Helix Key Book 2 and a second collection of short stories (entitled "The Unmedicated"). When not writing, Dennis enjoys narrating and voice acting and recently set up Dramatic Voice Productions in order to take his interest further. To relax Dennis watches old movies from his extensive DVD collection, his three loves being science fiction B movies, Hong Kong martial arts, and anime. He has been presenting “A Review from the Jacaranda City” since May 2011 and has looked at classic old movies from “On The Beach” to “Creature from the Black Lagoon”.
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One Response to Drabble Day – WIND

  1. Ryan says:

    Very imaginative Drabble… and experiment!

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