Challenge – Write a story in less than one hundred words

Thank you to author, Patricia Feinberg Stoner, for taking part in the ‘write a story in less than one hundred words challenge with her lovely story, Very Nice, Dear.

Very Nice, Dear

‘I never wanted you,’ she’d say.

Every Mother’s Day I bought her a red rose out of my slender pocket money.

‘Very nice, dear,’ she’d say.

I so wanted her approval. My first job, my headship, my professorship,

‘Very nice dear,’ she’d say.

Today the clearance men are emptying her house. ‘Is this important?’ says one, handing me a cardboard box.

Under the felted dust is my name in her precise writing. The rubber band snaps under my touch.  I open the lid and stand looking at the slender corpses, their scarlet heads turned to black. Red roses.

98 words

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Another weepy one. Have you noticed how these micro stories have promoted creepy or weepy themes?

You can find out more about Patricia’s writing by visiting her website.

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3 thoughts on “Challenge – Write a story in less than one hundred words

  1. David H Worsdale May 15, 2019 / 10:40 am

    Is anyone allowed to participate in this 100 word challenge please?

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