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..
Lewis sits on the mountain side and smiles as he stares out into the darkness, before closing his eyes.
“Thoughts lost on the wings of whimsical enchantments like this climb are not worthy of our time, not when others demand our attention.”
“Are you talking about this virus?”
“Aren’t they all?”
“We weren’t until now, so there must be others.”
“You seek others that live outside the radar of society, existing beyond the doorway of liquid information.”
“Liquid information? Are you making up phrases now?”
He laughs as he opens his eyes. “Call it baby steps of a new god.”