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..
Plight Of The Sundries
Douglas places his hands on the table and closes his eyes, allowing a nervous smile to creep across his lips. “Are we all finally ready begin?” he asks softly.
“You’d think we’d be getting closer, but instead we’re falling further behind. Why don’t you just go ahead with whatever it is you’re doing, and we’ll all sorta move into place as you go.”
His eyes dart back open and he snarls viciously. “WE ALL GET ON BOARD TOGETHER, OR WE DON’T GO ANYWHERE!”
“Cool down bro, just take a sip of your coffee and press your head against the wall!”