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..
The Fornication Of Wishful Thinking
He takes a deep breath, relaxing his tightly closed eyes.
“YOU AREN’T REAL!” he calls out loudly, in an attempt to sound fierce, although the subtle cracking in his voice signals his true state of mind.
“Yet, if I am not real, why do I make sound?”
“I CAN’T HEAR YOU!” he cries.
“Then why play this game?”
“I’M NOT PLAYING ANYTHING! YOU DON’T EXIST!”
“If I don’t exist, and you can’t hear me, why do you reply?”
“I’M NOT FUCKING REPLYING TO YOU!”
“Yet, you are replying to me!”
He opens his eyes and snarls. “FINE, I SEE YOU!”