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..
Follow The Silver Child
“When the ice melts, you will be free,” Stephanie says with an awkward smile.
“How can you be sure? What if it’s not the walls that bind me?”
“Do you trust me?”
“It’s not that simple and you know it,” she scoffs. “Trusting each other isn’t the problem here, it’s knowing what we are going to do is right.”
Stephanie runs a finger around the coffee cups lip and hums to herself softly, when she looks back up her eyes are void of emotion. “That’s where you’re wrong, everything we do is based wholly on trust, regardless of the outcome.”