Gavin Posted June 12, 2009 Share Posted June 12, 2009 [SIZE="1"]While the chronological gap for this latest instalment of the 55 Fiction series isn't quite as large as the previous one, only eleven months as against several years I thought it might be a bit of fun to give this a go again.[/SIZE] [QUOTE][SIZE="1"][B]The Challenge: [/B]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. [B]The Rules: [/B]The name of the game is "55 Fiction." That means 1.) You're writing a story. It should include: [LIST=1] [*]Setting [*]Characters [*]Conflict [*]Resolution [/LIST] 2.) 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.[/SIZE][/QUOTE] [SIZE="1"][INDENT][B][CENTER]Bedside Waxings[/CENTER][/B] The halls are spotless; the passive scent of disinfectant lurks in every breath. I cradle a frail hand and dutifully study the struggle for breath in its simple grace. We are complex creatures fathoming science, philosophy, art and architecture, and yet like this we seem woefully simplistic: a whimsy of creation, perhaps just an intermission. [/INDENT][/SIZE] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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