The Lunacy Of The Chase – 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..


The Lunacy Of The Chase

He extends his toes then tightens them up once more, gripping the carpet fibres as if his feet were hands. He looks up at the empty seat before him and lets out a stuttered breath.
“It’s true, I could’ve done it better, but when I called you here there was no time to explain.”
“Called is a far-fetched word to use. You pulled me from my sleep without warning or query, you didn’t even show a microscopic ounce of care. So once again I ask, why?”
He smiles and looks over towards her. “We’re going to capture a fucking rainbow.”

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