My friend Jayne has thrown down a challenge: Write a story (beginning, middle and end) that hints at a larger story, but is complete within itself, in 25 words or less. Because I can never resist a challenge, I decided to give it a shot. Because I’m slightly crazy, I came up with two submissions. I hope you enjoy them and please visit Jayne’s hint fiction post, give her some love and see who else has participated. Or throw your own hat into the ring.
The Challenge (15 words)
“You know, it’s a lot harder than I expected.”
“Yeah. I hear that a lot.”
Guilt (24 words)
As they led the young man from the room, he watched with savage satisfaction as a woman sobbed. Now they both lost a child.