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..
Now You’re Funny
“I said, are you okay?” he asks again, a look of concern written across his face.
“Am I okay, is that what you’re asking? Or are you asking, are you going to be okay? Considering without me you’re pretty much dead in the water, or frozen in this igloo if you wanna be technical.”
They stare at each other, and he begins to laugh nervously. “You are one funny motherfucker, aren’t you! We’re you this funny when you were alive?”
“I can’t see how that would be possible. So let me try again, are we going to be okay?”