A new flash fiction writing contest I was turned on to by Janet Reid.
So this is where the contest comes in.
Want to win an ARC of REALITY BOY? All you have to do is follow 3 little rules, and you're in. Go crazy. You have two whole weeks.
- Your story MUST start with this sentence: Janet was early. **
- Your story MUST end with this sentence: Of course, she didn't.
- Your story must be 100 words or less.
PRIZE: A signed Advance Reader Copy (ARC) of REALITY BOY.
Please leave your entry in the comment area of this blog and don't forget your email address!
So I entered this after an hour of writing; upon reflection I would call it
Romeo and Juliet - Harpswell, Maine 1977. (but then again who would name a 100 word f.f. entry?
Janet was early. The tide….well the tide was running late.
She fired up the old diesel, un-cleated the Mary Lou, and took off after her husband. Jack was old school; he had placed a dozen palm sized rocks down his hip waders.
We learned our lesson from Lonzo Gilbert. Why, it must have been twenty odd years ago he was swept over the side of his lobster boat. They fished him out a half an hour later, after the seagulls had at him.
Jack’s boat went down this mornin’,
I wonder if she forgot the rocks.
Nice fun story. Cheers Hank.