Drabble Day – NUMB

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 is my entry into this week’s prompt, which is “NUMB”.

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Dofinn strolled along the path through the bushes, marvelling at the diversity to be found on the Pth’ash homeworld. The cruiseliner’s briefing had warned of dangerous flora and fauna, but how could this paradise be harmful?

He recalled the sabre-toothed tortoise-like thing, but that was only found on the plains; there were no animals he needed to worry about here. He didn’t notice the way the path seemed to ripple behind him, the bushes in motion.

Dofinn stopped to smell some flowers and the bushes pounced. As the pistils plunged into his flesh and he went numb, he remembered – not just the animals were dangerous!

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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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