So Close

300 Word Fairytale Project PREMISE: Give me a character name, a hardship and an animal, and I'll write you a 300 word fairytale. COMMISSION (by @inperpertuity): Mallory, tendonitis, penguin. WORD COUNT: 393 words.   So Close   Mallory walked down to the thicket of trees between the road and the parking lot.  She had been… Continue reading So Close

The Cabin

300 Word Fairytale Project PREMISE: Give me a character name, a hardship and an animal, and I'll write you a 300 word fairytale. COMMISSION (by @fakesmileprod): Florence, pest extermination, squirrel WORD COUNT: 399 words. The Cabin   “Vanished,” said the detective. “Can’t say they’re much missed,” the sheriff added. Florence confirmed, “We weren’t close.”  … Continue reading The Cabin

Are You Ready, Boots?

300 Word Fairytale Project PREMISE: Give me a character name, a hardship and an animal, and I'll write you a 300 word fairytale. COMMISSION (by @madmattallen): Minister of Silly Walks, Restless Leg Syndrome, Dog Wearing Shoes For the First Time WORD COUNT: 399 words. Why, no matter what the premise, (500 Word Noir, 300 Word… Continue reading Are You Ready, Boots?

Lady Fanny’s Curse

300 Word Fairytale Project PREMISE: If you give me a character name, a hardship and an animal, I'll write you a 300 word fairytale. COMMISSION (by @clj851): Lady Fanny, IBS, hedgehog. WORD COUNT: 398 words. It is not 400!   Lady Fanny's Curse   In a woodland cottage, dwelt Lady Fanny. She was kept company… Continue reading Lady Fanny’s Curse

Ten Miles to Hop

500 Word Noir Project Suggestions: Desert Highway, Twins, Film Camera Word Count: 598 and no more Ten Miles to Hop The girl in the filling station is beautiful, and she’s happy to see me. “You left your wallet, mister!” “Not him, Rosita,” another voice, a woman, “He’s thinner.” I palm the wallet, “Following my brother.… Continue reading Ten Miles to Hop

Zeus and Hera Go to Hell

500 Word Noir Project Suggestions: The Underworld, Bitterly Divorced Couple, A Candle Word Count: 599...with no pithy apology or explanation.   Zeus and Hera Go to Hell   They arrive unburied, bickering, the last of the gods to die, still arguing about who let the Titans send them tumbling from Olympus to the Underworld. “Faithless… Continue reading Zeus and Hera Go to Hell

In the Colosseum, Tonight

500 Word Noir Project Suggestions: Roman Gladiator Pit, 2 Somms, Bag of Chili Cheese Flavored Corn Chips Word Count: 597...pushin' it... In the Colosseum, Tonight “YOU’RE THE KIND OF DICK WHO’D ASK FOR WEINGUT KELLER RHEINHESSEN REISLING IN A MAGNUM!” Two flushed thumbs are facing off, squirming in their tuxes: Kevin DeGromme and Brian Cartouche,… Continue reading In the Colosseum, Tonight