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..
I Wager His Forever Seed
Salvador reaches desperately out towards the ever-fading rainbow, void of any care and want. His eyes glassy, and brow moist.
Carla glances momentarily up from the ships unresponsive control board and lets out a stuttered growl of disapproval before drawing her focus back on the crisis at hand. “Pull yourself together Captain, if we’re to save the micro verse we must detach ourselves from chasing rainbows,” she quips with quivering lip and venomous tongue.
“B-But the colours are so beautiful.”
Her eyes stare up towards him, but no words leave her lips only the colour from her once rosy cheeks.