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 Semblance Of Insanity
Jethro collapses to the ground in a heap, letting out a high-pitched squeal as he does.
“What the hell kid, you blow a tyre or something?” Patton calls out from the front.
“If I had wheels, I would’ve been up this mountain a long time ago, instead of wasting time walking up this sorry excuse for a track. Surely there’s an easier way up?”
“You saw the radar images just like I did. There ain’t no other way up this damn mountain, but the way we’re going. So if you haven’t lost a wheel, get up and let’s keep moving!”