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..
Be Damned My Journey
“Whimsical washings my dear, for there is no more,” he says with a awkward smile. “You just need to realise it was never going to go your way.”
She continues to stare down at the coffee cup, ignoring his words.
“You can play the card that was dealt to you, and attempt nirvana, or you can do this a be damned!”
“Will you relent? Will you be still?”
He stares silently towards her, while she continues to watch the cup. “I am like the ice of these walls dear child, I will no relent, and I will never be still!”