Sea Shells – 100 Word Microfiction Short Story

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..

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Sea Shells

The wind cuts through the air like a hot knife, knocking Cole to the ground. He lies there staring up into the cold night air, with the noise of his desperate breaths the only sound to be heard. He looks to the side and stares into Mary’s dead eyes, letting out a muffled gasp as he does.
“What! Were you hoping for that rainbow you’ve been chasing?”
“I-I-I…”
“You’re what? You’re sorry?”
“I-I-I…”
She rolls her dead eyes and laughs. “You’re a pathetic worm, with a micro dick and no backbone. I can’t believe I’m the one who died first!”

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