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 Hole With A Tale To Fill
“It’s when we realised that the cash register was missing, that we started searching the rest of the shop. After that it didn’t take long for us to discovered this.” Watchorne says as he shines his torch light towards a hole in the back of the shop.
“Wh-What is it?”
“A hole,” he says with words laced in sarcasm.
“Okay smart arse, what’s the significance of the fucking hole, and what does it have to do with me. I’m homicide, not robbery.”
“The hole don’t mean shit for you, it’s the shrine behind the hole that begs your attention Detective.”