Quick Fiction in <100

The sun rose over the backyard hill, peeked through the kitchen window, and officially ended her worst day ever. She shuffled wearily to the fridge, opened it, and wondered if she’d become a sleepwalker. Three brown bags stared back at her. Then, beside the lunches, she saw them: the small bag and the large coffee, each bearing a familiar logo. The tiny cry of the six-week-old pierced the still morning. She heaved a sigh and headed down the hall and into the new day. Today is already better than yesterday, she thought. The fridge was his love letter.

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6 Responses to Quick Fiction in <100

  1. I like the idea here. You’ve taken a very real and relatable moment and have started to boil it down nicely.

  2. fizzledink says:

    Thank you! It was harder than I thought to “tell a story in 100 words or less.” And honestly, this one could probably use some work still. I think I’ll try to do this again (with a new story idea, though) just because it was a neat exercise. It forces you to think about the important images you want to convey, and it was challenging to decide how to say it – do you want to give that phrase seven words, or can three do the job? I tend to be long-winded (hmmm, not that this comment would give that away) so this is a step out of my comfort zone. Less is more, as they say.

  3. Mrs. Chicken says:

    great! may have to steal this idea.

  4. […] stole this idea from Fizzledink. Thanks, […]

  5. the new girl says:

    awesome.

    Plus.

    It was like my life a few months ago.
    🙂

  6. fizzledink says:

    🙂 That’s wild! Well, I guess it’s a good sign if it’s life-like, right?

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