Short Fiction #2 A Matter of Convenience
2 Comments »3rd July, 2006; Category: Short Fiction
Elizabeth, always suspicious of Phillipâ€™s motives, spoke first.
â€œWhy did you do it?â€
His innocent countenance fooled her not.
â€œYou know very well that I detest such unthinking inconsiderateness.â€
â€œBut seriously â€“ what difference does it make?â€ protested Phillip.
â€œAll the difference in the world!â€ she fumed. â€œIn future, leave the toilet seat down!â€
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- Read some more of my Short Fiction here.
- Read some of my Poetry here.
I hope you do more of these. It’s fascinating how you can tell a complete story in just a few words.
I have written several dozen of these short fiction stories. Originally the idea came from the magazine The Writers Digest (see my links page for web site). They are essentially writing exercises limited to 55 words or less. I always try to have an unexpected twist in the tail and some humour but I’m not always successful.
I have been delighted to have had a few of them published too. And several of them took on an extended life of their own and became fully fledged short stories in their own right (or should that be “their own write”?) One has recently been accepted for publication.
I intend writing more and publishing them on this blog once a week. I have already posted another four that are waiting to appear on this blog every Sunday over the rest of the month. I am also setting up posts of poetry to appear every weekend as well.
Read – and enjoy. And comment too!
BTW – 55 Fiction on B5Media has similar stories – I’ve not submitted anything to them yet.
Go to http://www.55fiction.com/