Last week’s challenge was a teeny tiny one inviting entries of only 20 words. You amazed me with your creativity and how you managed to craft a proper story in so few words. Enjoy reading the results below.
On Monday I set a Challenge Special: can you write a short story, where the first sentence starts with A, the next B and so on, right throuigh to Z? I gave you an example but I wasn’t sure if anyone would be keen to take it up. Well, you certainly have and I love the results so far. So please have a go at this one if you haven’t already. See the following link for further details if you’d like to give it a go: https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/16/monday-motivationscan-you-write-a-story-from-a-z/
If that feels a bit too much, or if you’ve already entered but would like an easier challange, this week’s usual Weekly Challenge is for a story of only 10 words. I say easy. Is a story in 10 words really easy? You tell me! Or even better, you show me!
Now here are the 20 worders from last week:
Peter Wells wrote this very clever story:
I waited for my love’s call at midnight as arranged but it never came: A romance destroyed by time-difference.
Sacha Black sent in an uplifting tale:
I’d always been terrified of flying. Fear would paralyse me. Until a kind stranger held my hand. I married him.
It’s great to welcome Keith Channing back with this chiller:
Fifteen lifetimes she has waited to meet her foe. He will keep, but tonight, she has other demons to face.
Maria Wilhelmsson sent in a story we writers hope happens to us:
She sat at her desk, waiting, the cursor blinking furiously. Suddenly, like bees drawn to honey, her story’s found within.
Geoff Le Pard sent in this super story:
‘Not a clue, officer.’ He dropped the bag. ‘Mint.’ They both watched as the head rolled out. ‘Perhaps later, sir.’