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 (A Ghost Story), a location (An Igloo) and an object (A Coffee Mug). 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 Man Against A Storm
Stuart presses himself up against the frozen walls of the towering igloo like structure that he cannot escape, and takes another stuttered breath.
“It’s futile, you realise?” a voice sings softly from somewhere within the cold interior.
“It’s only futile, if I allow your words to sway my focus!”
“Focus? You haven’t been focused for the last fifteen years of your life, what makes you think you can suddenly regain composure and feed the insanity of my maze?”
“Because you don’t expect think I can, and I spent my whole life proving people wrong.”
“But, you never proved anyone wrong!”