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..
His Ears Hears
“I never said his ears LOOKED like a radar, I said he hears like a radar.” Jenny says exasperated as she gestures wildly at the wilderness that surrounds them. “You’re just trying to stir shit up, when all I’ve ever done is stand up for you. Shit, I even agreed to come climb this stupid fucking mountain with you because no one else would, and now we’re fucking lost!”
“Stop changing the subject Jenny, because it doesn’t matter what you said, or how you meant it, I still don’t think Steve will hear us from all the way out here!”