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..
“Pinky swear!” Charlotte says as she sticks her hand out, extending her little finger towards Jason.
“I’m not fucking pinky swearing! We’re adults, not three-year old’s!”
She thrusts out her bottom lip. “That’s such a mean thing to say! I was only trying to make this climb fun, but you just want to be the responsible adult!” she says in a gruff imitation voice of his.
“Don’t try and paint me as the bad guy! The radar showed something crash up in these mountains, and we have to locate whatever it is, and deal with it, not playing fucking games!”