This is the 48th in a series of 365 Flash Fiction stories I’m writing. You can find out more about the challenge here.
Mortal Choices by Jonathan L. Lawrence, 18th January 2012
Word count: 994
Theme: destiny, hero, champion, evil, madness, magic, fate, prophecy
Eighteen hours to save the world, the creature had told Oliver, just eighteen hours. He’d also said that Oliver was the chosen one, destined to fight the raging storm of evil, hell bent on enveloping the world.
If he hadn’t been a tiny mouse covered in lizard scales, Oliver would have thought the creature nuts. Instead he could only conclude that he was hallucinating, shook his head and walked away.
Two hours later in work, at the local supermarket, he was quite surprised by an hallucination coming to him as he was scanning a tiramisu .
“Oliver you are the only hope for all our kinds,” the alsation sized scaly creature said.
“No thanks Leia,” Oliver said dismissively, hoping no one saw him talking to himself.