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..
Simon runs his hands through Tyrone’s hair, and allows a laugh to escape his lips while his eyes follow the rainbow as it disappears over the horizon.
“Do you think it’ll come back?” Tyrone asks sheepishly as he looks up into his lover’s weather worn face.
“We know how to fight it now, so let it try and come back,” he says matter-of-factly.
“What if they don’t believe us? What if they ignore the truth?”
“I doubt that.” Simon says holding a glass jar up for Tyrone to see, as a micro-shard of the rainbow bounces from side to side.