Ogre Sweat: Fantasy Flash Fiction by Jason H. Abbott

Mad Ogre, by Fabricio Moraes. Click here for more of the artist’s work!

The goblin encampment was in flames, but the party of saboteurs hadn’t planned on finding an angry ogre in their midst.

“Me Thragg! Me crush hoo-mans!”

Meg watched her fellow scouts flee, hiding behind a tent with a twisted ankle. Mighty Thragg thundering close, she uncorked the Ogresweat potion. “If a sip fooled the goblin dogs, maybe the whole thing…”

There was a sound of rending fabric before Thragg toppled the tent with his club. Behind it he discovered a confused ogress dressed in revealing tatters.

“Who you?”

She blinked. “M-Meg.”

“Mmeg smell good.”

“Thanks?” she gulped receiving Thragg’s ogrish flattery. Meg licked her new lips and tusks, eyes searching for an escape route.

Her fidgets made the mountain of muscle before her bashfully look to the ground. Lowering his weapon, he found a handful of daisies and plucked them. “Not many pretty like Mmeg.”

She stared at his offering of flowers, letting them hang in the air. Between blinks she spotted the last of her friends slip into the woods, then looked back to Thragg’s nervous yet hopeful smile.

Meg took his improvised bouquet. “Oh, what the hell. I’ve probably had worse dates.”



Copyright © 2017 by Jason H. Abbott, All Rights Reserved.

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  1. Hey, at least Thragg bothered to offer flowers. I’ll bet her “worse dates” never did that. Now she just has to hope she doesn’t change back during an “awkward moment.” Really funny story. I enjoyed it.

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    1. “Thragg no mind that Mmeg is were-human, or that she not talk in third person…” ;-)

      Yes, at least he put in some effort to go along with his interest! Thank you, and I’m glad you got a laugh or two! It was a fun one to write. :-)

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