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..
Ice Dream Awoken
Damien stands at the top of the hill, looking down towards the specter that seemingly hovers from the ground staring towards him. He feels his bottom lips tremble uncontrollably, and he places a equally trembling hand against it, in the hope of calming his nerves.
“WHAT DO YOU WANT?” he calls out, but it does not reply.
His mind rides wilding inside his head, as he starts questioning his own sanity, as well as formulating an escape route. It’s then that the temperature drops, as if he was in an igloo, and the specter is standing several feet before him.