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 Night Of Repetition
The door swings open, and Patty stares at the empty stairwell, nervously taking a step out into the cold air.
“H-H-Hello?” she stammers through frozen lips, only to have no reply come forward. She peers down the left side, and then down the right, before looking ahead once more and clutching herself tightly.
“H-H-H-Hello? Is anyone there?” she calls out, only to have no reply once more. With an uneasy shrug of her shoulders she turns and heads back inside, only to come face to face with a dark shadowy figure.
“Hello Patricia, are you prepared to face your sins?”