“Wait… what? What the… Shit! Oh shit! Shit! Shit!” Dr. Harry screamed fearfully as his gaze run the length of what now clearly appears to be his rib cage.
“My rib cage,” he blankly said, his eyes still perusing the insidious consequence of last night’s for-the-sake-of-madness experiment, “my hands… my feet… and are those toes?” Dumbfounded and weak, he sat in frustration, his fingers (now phalanges) touching the base of his head. “Great, now I’m touching my skull! What have I done?”
The night faded into day and the last thing he remembered was his 280lbs self standing 5ft 10, drinking a bright ruby red liquid from a vial. For years he has been trying to create the perfect weight-loss formula and last night was his ‘eureka’ night. He, Dr. Harry Sherman, has finally created the ultimate weight-loss solution, Klump.
“And what better way to find if it works than to try it on myself?” he lamented, “Now, how am I supposed to go back to normal?”
Word Count: 167
Here’s for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers prompt. Today’s prompt was quite a challenge and I ended up with a movie-based fiction. I hope you all have seen the funny movie, The Nutty Professor. It’s the first thing that came to mind when I saw the photo. Also, it’s my first time trying to make a funny tale (my hopeless romantic soul cries), so forgive me if it doesn’t tickle! 🙂 🙂
Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers is a weekly writing challenge where a photo is used as a prompt for a piece of fiction using 150 (+/- 25 words). Thanks for the fun prompt, PJ! As always.
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