I entered a short story competition that required me to write a 100 word short story in 24 hours. The story needed to meet three things, a theme (Comedy), a situation (Climbing a Mountain) and a word that needed to be used (Radar). It took me a while to find the right idea, and get it to work in a way I was happy with, but that’s not saying I didn’t enjoy the process, and the stories that didn’t make the cut. So, for the sake of creativity, here is the rejected 100 word stories I wrote..
Through The Crowd
Corey’s chest heaves with each thrusting step, until he finally breaks out of the forest, and comes to the mountains edge. Then as if he was a puppet whose strings were cut, he collapses to the ground in an heap. With breathless desperation he looks back towards the broken pathway, hoping the untraceable route he’d taken was enough to confuse their radar. Seconds quickly turn into minutes with no sign of life behind him, and he allows himself to smile. “And that’s why WE’RE the dominate SPECIES!” he proclaims proudly while a buzzing sound grows louder and louder behind him.