I’m thrilled to be participating in another 50-word story challenge from Cafe M. I’m amazed at how much these writing challenges are energizing my creativity. They make me want to write, write, write!
This time around, I found it both easier and still surprising challenging to write a 50-word story given five words to be included and a theme. I wrote it in seven tries this time (a few more than last time). The first attempt came in at 35 words instead of a 102; the challenge was to add words rather than subtract them. I overshot the mark somewhat but was able to whittle and polish until I had something that pleased me.
Here it is…
She kneels behind the ancient, rusted mailbox. Waits for the train to pass. Hair and clothes blowing in the beast’s wake. Afraid to look but hoping too.
Beneath the rock, an edge of blue. His reply.
She hugs the outlawed letter, sighing. The tiny night creatures sigh collectively with her.
Writer’s Challenges: March Madness! by Cafe Muravyets
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