After reading this post, I tried my hand at a short-short-short story of less than 70 words.
Here’s what I got (69 words, excluding title):
“Mommy, can I sleep with you?” Her hand is cold.
“Of course, sweetheart.”
The green numbers turn: 2:10.
Silence. She is gone.
Dawn. You descend the staircase your daughter tumbled down in the dark, past the marble urn she cracked her head against, and into her room. Her unmade bed’s been empty since the night you told her, “No. You need to go sleep in your own bed.”
Flash fiction is a form I’ve just started exploring. Anyone else interested in giving a 70-words-or-less story a shot?
Laurin Wittig says
Nice story! I’m amazed that a whole story can be told in such a short space.
Thanks! I’m pretty amazed that it can be done, too. 🙂
Ooh, I like that!