Today I am late with the 100 word story. In fact, I have two weeks worth here since I missed last week.
So it is like a two-for-one deal today! Which is great. Unless you count your cost as the time it takes to read the stories and then this will take twice as long. So. . .
Anyway. My friends and I are doing a fun little project. As part of it, I am going to take one of the 100 word stories from our prompts and expand it into a short story. Now the hard part is choosing which one I want to delve into. Decisions.
Last week’s prompt was: “She went to the toilet and on her way back, opened the wrong door.” While this week’s prompt was: “Spider threads caught at her face, a sign that no-one had been there yet.”
This morning, Nadine came out of her class at the community college to find her moped with two slashed tires. Who slashes the tires on a Vespa?
She caught the bus; however, with the detour due to road construction, she was late for work.
And showing up short of breath and sweaty to work at the perfume counter? Not cool.
Her date with Kern should have been perfect. But, she went to the toilet and on her way back, opened the wrong door. The jewel thieves in the kitchen, stuffing the fish with diamonds, were not happy.
“Worst. Day. Ever.”
Marsha stepped into the cave opening. Her flashlight cast a feeble light as she crept. Spider threads caught at her face, a sign that no one had been there yet.
Except. There is something odd about this web.
She found a strand of the web and rubbed it slowly. The wrong kind of sticky. Scrunching up her face, she brought the web up to her mouth. She cautiously licked the strand.
“Cotton Candy?” Marsha glared into the darkness. “Peaches, you dastardly clown, you are here. Somewhere.”
She strode into the dark, determined to end the jester’s reign of circus terror.
Now you can check out what my writing friends have done with their 100 word story based on this same prompt. Enjoy 😀
Wendy Knight, Author: www.wendyknightauthor.blogspot.com
Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:http://thedistractedwriter.com/
R.K. Grow: http://www.rkgtheauthor.com/
Laura D. Bastian http://www.lauradbastian.com/
Jaclyn Weist http://jaclynweist.blogspot.com
Amryn Scott http://wildscottkids.wordpress.com/
Lindzee Armstrong/Lydia Winters http://www.lindzeearmstrong.com/blog-2/
Miranda D. Nelson http://www.mirandadnelson.blogspot.com/
Jenna Eatough http://mistglenmoon.net/blog/
Kaye P. Clark: http://kayepclarkwriter.blogspot.com/