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 Tall Tale Told
Steven kneels down and runs his hands through a small pile of leaves that lie on the ground, before letting out a stuttered breath.
“Anything?” Winston asks.
“They came through here less than an hour ago. There are four of them, three males and a female. The girls seems to be injured.”
Winston turns to Kyle with a broad smile upon his face, “See, he’s worth every fucking penny. Tell me what radar could give that information?”
“Shit, I could’ve given you the same information,” Kyle says, pointing towards the four figures that climb the mountain that towers over them.