I don't think I formally announced that I'm participating in the A to Z Challenge this month--my bad. I had a lot of fun last year with it, so I thought I'd do it again. This year I'm writing Micro Fiction (or Flash Fiction) that is 100 words or less around a set list of words provided by my BFF (Kemari Howell). Today's letter is "B", so today B is for Beefcake.
Happy Birthday, Beefcake!
Baylor stood backstage, sweating in leather chaps and not much else. Thankfully, his friends let him wear a mask to hide his embarrassment and/or horror—he hadn’t decided which just yet. Unfortunately, the inside of Ronald Regan’s plastic façade was muggy and smelled of tacos and spearmint gum.
“I can’t do this.” He said, sneaking a peek at the crowd.
“Good evening,” the announcer boomed. “Shady Acre's Retirement Center would like to welcome Mr. Beefcake 2012!”
Baylor swallowed hard as three sets of hands pushed him through the velvet curtains onto the stage. “Happy Birthday, Beefcake!” they said, laughing.
Feel free to leave your short pieces of fiction (<100 words) in the comments below. The word for today is Beefcake.