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..
Not A Hunk Of Burning Love
“Keep the change,” Kylie says as she hands the one-hundred dollar note to the cashier as the register flicks open.
“Thank ya, thank ya very much,” the young man behind the counter dressed as Elvis says with a lip curl, and a flick of the hips as Kylie walks off. As she goes to step out the door, she casts a fleeting glance back, and locks eyes with Trevor as he sits at the bar chatting to a woman. They share a silent moment, and he raises his glass, she nods then steps through the doorway laughing quietly to herself.