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..
From The Moon And Back
“The particulars are unimportant Douglas, too much information can spoil the broth. All these people need to know is where the enemy is and how to kill it. The other trifle, that can be saved for those of grander design.”
Douglas stares sadly toward her with sleep deprived eyes and sighs. “B-But even a microbe off and everything dies, EVERYTHING! Isn’t that important?”
She smiles and looks out across the rain drenched wasteland before them, “Every rainstorm needs a rainbow to follow Douglas, and today you’re that rainbow. Now shut the fuck up and let this rainstorm do her job!”