Flash Tales #24: Fear Death by Water


PROMPT: For this story, our prompt is somewhat multiple-choice. I want you to pick a card from the Major Arcana Tarot deck and write a story based on it. Your inspiration can hew as closely or as loosely to the source material as you’d like.


LENGTH: <1,100 words

DEADLINE: 11:59 pm, Thursday, June 4, 2015

About Evan Henry (257 Articles)
Evan Henry is a graduate student in English at the University of Virginia, where he works on the legacy of eugenics and scientific racism in American pop culture. As Head of Publishing for Black Ship Books he seeks to further social analysis of popular culture and develop new and unique voices in both creative and critical writing. His credits include Broken Frontier, the Virginia Literary Review, and numerous small publishers of fantasy and science fiction. His short story collection The Great City will be released this summer.
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3 Comments on Flash Tales #24: Fear Death by Water

  1. Rem Fields Rem Fields // June 5, 2015 at 2:43 pm // Reply

    Wondering if I managed to capture the feel of a specific card, despite including a red herring:


    • evanbhenry // June 7, 2015 at 9:01 pm // Reply

      I think you captured the overall feel perfectly, Rem. Great atmosphere in this piece, and bits of worldbuilding that aren’t even worldbuilding. Just bits and hints. Love it; especially the ending. And I really like “she rambled” as a dialogue tag. I’m gonna have to figure out a way of using that one,

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