I entered a short story competition that required me to write a 100 word short story in 24 hours. The story needed to meet three things, a genre (Sci-Fi), an event (Seeing a rainbow) and to use a certain word (Micro). 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..
Be We Brothers
The air cracks with thunderous applause as Atru slowly descends to the earth below on each ripple of lightning. He casts a wayward glance across the plains, curling his lip with authority as he moves through each betrayal in his fevered mind. As his feet touch the dirt he feels a surge wash over him, and he drops to his knees clutching at his throat as he desperately fights for air.
“The great Atru, ruler of the seven micro cosmoses, king of the unending skies, lord of all space and time. Have you had a grand journey chasing your rainbows?”