Write a flash fiction story (in any format) in 100 words or less, excluding the title. Begin the story with the words, "The goldfish bowl teetered" These four words will be included in the word count.Here is my entry, and it is a children's story of a fantasy nature, so I guess it is in my genre:
Norman Needs a Nudge
The goldfish bowl teetered as Norman swam. He dashed against the side, willing the bowl to topple. It trembled, but would not fall.
Norman slowed, his gills fluttering in agony. He wasn't heavy enough. It was no use. His opportunity, in her frilly pink Princess Cathy dress, would dance away without him.
Then Norman caught sight of a shadow slinking along the wall. Seizing his chance, he swam up until he shot out of the water. As anticipated, Esmerelda swiped her paw through the air. She missed Norman but caught the rim, and the bowl hurtled over the side.
There you have it. I can't wait to go read the other selections.