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..
Don’t Question The Killer
David says before he empties the bottle into his awaiting mouth.
“I-I-I-I’d never get myself into that sort of position.”
“You’re seriously going to sit there, in your current predicament, and argue with me?”
“I-I-I-I, I-m not arguing with you, I’m just saying I’d never find myself in that sort of situation.”
“So,” David says as he freely waves his revolver around. “You’re stuck up here, halfway up this god damn mountain, without any sort of GPS or radar, and you’re arguing semantics with the guy who may, or may not kill you. Are you sure, you’re not slightly unhinged?”