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..
A Generous Journey
“We’ve been marching for days, through streets lined with gold, yet we have not stopped once. Now, even as your men lie dying, you still want to venture up this mountain, into a darkness that even a radar could not see through. Please Sabastian, Stop this madness.”
Sabastian casts a stony glance to Hershaw and smiles, before looking back towards the mountain.
“You give me demands as if you hold all the cards, yet you do it without asking questions, so in reality you hold nothing. Instead of demanding an ending of this journey, why don’t you ask me why.”