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 Shotgun To A Wedding
“There ain’t a god damn thing you can do to talk me out of it, so don’t try. Just give me my change and I’ll be on my way.” He says eagerly, as he holds his hand out patiently.
She fumbles with the coins as she pulls them from the cash register, and they spill across the floor.
“Shit Betty-Sue, don’t be making me any later than I already am. I have to marry Margo, and I ain’t got a choice in it, she’s carrying my child.”
“What if she went missing?” Betty-Sue says quickly. “What if we kill her?”