Another 100 words in 100 seconds

Another writing exercise where I gave myself 100 seconds to write a story, before editing down to 100 words. It seemed too good to be true. Not only had this muppet dropped his keys, but posted online whereabouts he’d lost them, even adding his address, requesting whoever finds them pop them through his letterbox as [...]

100 words in 100 seconds

I gave myself 100 seconds to write 100 words (initial word count was 117, so I had to edit slightly to bring it down to 100). This is the result: The night was dark, as night tends to be. Through the quiet streets hurried a young woman. As she passed by an ale house, a [...]

The Fall Of An Empire

"How quickly an empire can fall." "I... I don't understand what went wrong." "You allowed greed and complacency to get the better of you. Rookie mistake." "But-" "Buy cheap, build fast. I told you that's the way to do it." "Whatever. Monopoly's a stupid game, anyway."   Response to the Word of the Day Challenge [...]

Dea Ignis – vss

England, circa. 1660 AD Hundreds gathered in the square, surrounding the pyre, cheering loudly. Two priests stood by the pile of wood, bibles in hands. A woman, young in years, was dragged roughly along the ground by half a dozen guards, towards the pyre. She was dressed in a white gown, though muddied and torn; [...]

The Tide

"Come on," she said, frantically packing sand-strewn belongings into the bag. "The tide is coming in." No," I replied without emotion, staring at the white crests zigzagging delightfully across the ocean's surface. "I fear that the land may, in fact, be sinking." Written in response to a triple word prompt I saw on earlier today [...]