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..
Give Me The Crucifix
The explosion rips through the wall, sending Agent Davis to his premature end as Sarah uses him as a shield.
She wearily gets to her feet and tosses the burnt carcass of Davis to the side, and strides forward as if she owned everything before her. She casts a wayward glance towards Simon as he sucks in his final breaths, and smiles. “For the love of the order,” she say saluting an invisible leader as she comes to a stop in the front of the mangled cash register that housed the bomb. “This shrine is claimed by its rightful heir!”