General Fiction posted August 11, 2018

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200 word story contest entry

The Idea

by DragonSkulls

I raced home from work because I had a great idea for the
two hundred word story contest and the deadline was closing
in fast.

I ran numerous red lights and had to crash two chasing cop
cars getting home.

Through the door, my four year old jumped up with outstretched
arms. "Daddy!"

In mid stride, like a quarterback, I stiff armed her, leaping over her
tiny body as she crumbled. "No time!"

At my computer, I started furiously typing. It had everything, action,
drama, suspense, but I was lost for an ending. I yelled for my wife,
knowing she could help.

"She's next door!" My son shouted.

"Nooooo!" I ran over and brutally kicked in their front door, then
grabbed my wife. "Come! Now!" I explained the dire circumstance
while charging back home.

Ten feet from my chair, I dove into a cartwheel, into a reverse, double
twisting backflip, making the landing butt first, my sneakers screeching
on the tile floor to stop my momentum.

She screamed, "Read me what you have...Hurry!"

I looked at the screen and frantically read aloud, "I raced home from
work because I had a great idea for the two hundred word story contest..."


200 Word Story writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a 200 word story. 200 words, no more, no less. (Not counting title.)
No rules but the 200 word count and what your story "CAN'T" be about.
No stories about pets. Period.
No stories about aging or effects of aging. Alzheimer's, cancer, dying, deathbed love or confessions. Nothing concerning being or getting old.
No stories about love. Falling in or falling out of, betrayal, commitment, everlasting, none of it. Love = disqualification.
Other than that, have at it. Not too long, not too short.
You don't need to have a conflict and resolution either. Just a 200 word story. Not flash fiction. Use as many descriptive words you want. I'd prefer humorous but not everyone appreciates humor as much as I. Have fun though.

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