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..
The Curse Of Life
“You can’t sit there and act like none of this means anything to you, not when those things,” she yells, pointing towards the hulking behemoths that slowly make their way towards their location. “TOOK your children and turned them into fuel for their CRUDE machines!”
His eyes ignite with a white-hot flame, and he stares deathly up towards her, reducing her to a pile of ash in seconds. “YOU DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO ADDRESS ME!” he booms, as he casts a volatile look around the room. “You are microscopic ants, while I am a god chasing an unending rainbow!”
2 thoughts on “The Curse Of Life – 100 Word Microfiction Short Story”
You really said a lot in 100 words. I think I might try this. Do you mind if I ask the name of the contest you entered?
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Its a fun challenge to thrust upon oneself, and the level of commitment is in the eye of yourself. The contest is called NYC Midnight, they run it every year across a variety of competition themes throughout the year.