So, could you write a story in 20 words? The answer was a definite yes! (With one exception of 22 words but I’ll let that person off!) The results of all your fine efforts are below. For my new weekly challenge, I’m giving you some titles. Hopefully these will spark off all sorts of ideas for stories – long or short, poems, limericks – whatever you like. If they do, post them in the comments box at the bottom and I’ll publish them here next week:
- The Spectre
- The Race
- The Guardian
- The Rendezvous
- Summer Rain
Now, as promised here are your 20 word stories:
Keith Channing was first to take up the challenge last week:
Georgie loves her dog. Georgie loves her job. Work takes her away, away from her dog. How will Georgie cope?
Keith was closely followed by Charles Norman with a highly original and very entertaining story:
Wen oy waz et skawl, oy waz tawd oy wownt neva b a ryta beecos mispellin woz weeyk. Wot kan oy doo?
Ayo Oboro wrote this emotional story:
He looked down from the tenth floor balcony and contemplated jumping but thoughts of leaving little Ruth behind stopped him.
Steve brought humour to his story:
He lost final Jeopardy. Asked to define a cricket team number, the entomologist responded, “One male and one female cricket.”
Jasdeep Kaur only needed 16 words!: