The October Murders :: 50 Word Short Story

And in the midst of a multitude of distractions, @jayna wields her multitasking skills to offer us a new prompt in her 50 Word Short Story Challenge. This time around, we're offered the prompt of: pumpkin         It's hard to carve a pumpkin and not think of the brutality of the act of cutting clean flesh and removing soft guts. It's dark

The October Murders :: 50 Word Short Story 2018-10-19T15:02:58+00:00

A Hot Mess :: 50 Word Short Story

And lo, @jayna offers us a new prompt in her 50 Word Short Story Challenge. This time around, we're offered the prompt of: chocolate     Finally. Evie’s mom put down the chocolate bar. Evie stared at it. It called, beckoning from the kitchen counter. Mom wouldn’t mind if she had a bite. She stood on tiptoes, grabbing it. Five bites later it was gone.

A Hot Mess :: 50 Word Short Story 2018-09-15T16:34:45+00:00

The Quick and the Deed :: 50 Word Short Story

I've missed out on the last couple weeks of 50 Word prompts offered by the tireless @jayna. One wouldn't think it would be difficult to find time to write 50 words. One would be wrong. Onwards we march! This time, we are offered the prompt word: "deed"   Bill laughed. Being sheriff was easy. He counted the money, then slipped the envelope inside his uniform

The Quick and the Deed :: 50 Word Short Story 2018-08-25T13:16:36+00:00

Fallen :: 50 Word Short Story

On the eve of my minor landwhale adventure to the great wasteland of North Dakota this weekend, I still found time to assemble a submission to @jayna's ever popular 50 Word Story Challenge. This time around, she challenges us with a simple little noun: lemon   “Repent for your crime!” The boy stared, not understanding their language. He wasn’t from here. Was this because of

Fallen :: 50 Word Short Story 2018-08-02T23:51:27+00:00

Needs Work :: 50 Word Short Story

And with @jayna cooling her heels in sunny California, the rest of the 50 word camp toils away in the depths of the steemit blockchain dungeons. We pick away at the walls of our prison in the hopes a glorious 50 word nugget might spill forth so we may offer it up to our betters. Maybe someday we'll see the sun. Maybe someday we'll be

Needs Work :: 50 Word Short Story 2018-07-20T13:48:21+00:00

Tears for Fears :: 50 Word Short Story

And with our Joan of Arc, @jayna, leading the 50 Word Story charge against...um...larger and more verbose stories (kind of lost the metaphor a bit), we're moving on to the next prompt in her 50 Word Story Challenge. Now we are offered the prompt word: tear. Some may recognize the story title as the name of an 80s pop band, Tear for Fears. (Man, don't

Tears for Fears :: 50 Word Short Story 2018-07-06T17:25:35+00:00

Mind the Gap :: 50 Word Short Story

Even as @jayna was lost in the back alleys of steemit's account recovery process, her evil twin @jaynas-minime carried on the torch of the 50 Word Story Challenge. This time around we have the prompt of: fence. (I've always been afraid of heights and have never been to The Grand Canyon, but I have a feeling I'd be nervous about getting near the edge.)  

Mind the Gap :: 50 Word Short Story 2018-06-29T16:46:53+00:00

Don’t Run :: 50 Word Story Challenge

While @jayna is down in Tennessee at the first Writer's Block meetup, the rest of us have to console ourselves with contributing to her 50 Word Story Challenge. This time around we have the prompt of: run. I'm not going to profess to have any specific experience regarding the following story. Just so we're clear on that.   My first presentation to the board. My

Don’t Run :: 50 Word Story Challenge 2018-06-22T19:00:48+00:00

…and found :: 50 word short story :: part 4

I admit I was looking forward to @jayna's next prompt for her ongoing 50 Word Challenge so that I could add a new 50 word block to our Jenga tower that is now going to be 200 words tall. And now we have the prompt of 'sea'. It made things tricky since our little story chain is occurring in a forest, but it just means

…and found :: 50 word short story :: part 4 2018-06-11T17:58:22+00:00