I entered a short story competition that required me to write a 1000 word short story in 48 hours. The story needed to meet three things, a genre (Crime Caper), a location (A shrine) and an object (A cash register). It took me a while to find the right idea and to get it to work in a way I was happy with. But like the last time I entered something similar, I enjoyed the desire to find the story that sparked the right way for me. So, for the sake of creativity, here is 1 of the 24 rejected stories in a 100 word format..
A Hidden Jewel
As the car slams into the wall, Phillipe launches from his seat and through the windscreen at breakneck speed, then through the shopfront’s window, coming to a stop on the front counter. With a bling the cash register opens as the car outside explodes in flames. Catherine screams in terror as Phillipe slowly gets to his feet and lets out a low gurgling growl.
“W-Wh-W-Where is it,” He mummers. “Where is my jewel!”
Catherine screams louder then passes out, Phillipe looks down at her, then across the room at the doorway, and drags himself clumsily towards it.
“WHERE IS IT!”