Allamorph Posted April 27, 2008 Share Posted April 27, 2008 (edited) This was a game begun several years ago by longtime member Sara, along the same participation lines as the new Cinquain Poem thread and boasting many pages of activity. The premise is simple, so I'll let her do the explaining, and simply follow her words with a submission. The Challenge: Write a story in 55 words or less. Well, "or fewer," to be grammatically correct, but you knew what I meant. And ideally, it would be 55 words exactly, and we wouldn't have to worry about any of this indefinite plural stuff.The Rules: The name of the game is "55 Fiction." That means1.) You're writing a story. It should include:SettingCharactersConflictResolution2.) You are not writing poetry, idle thoughts, or anything else that does not fit the above requirements.Your story should be 55 words long. Hyphenated words do not count as one word ("red-orange" would be two words, not one.) Contractions do count as one. ("it is" would be two words; "it's" would be one.)The title of your story does not count towards your word limit; however, it should be no more than seven words.You can write horror, drama, mystery, spoof, romance, adventure, science fiction, fantasy, kids' stuff, whatever you'd like.If you've got questions, ask.And all I will add is this:Keep it tasteful, guys.===========================================RunShe couldn't remember ever feeling so wholly terrified; not when besieged by hopeless odds, not when held captive and tormented by otherworldly creatures, not even when a close friend had turned enemy. Always he'd been there, been beside her, comforted her and bore her up.His anguished scream echoed down the corridor.She ran faster. Edited January 18, 2016 by Allamorph Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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