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Initial post: Feb 21, 2012 7:04:10 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jun 8, 2012 9:33:37 PM PDT
Challenge: Write a story in 25 words or less.

Theme: Goodbye (Theme word must be used in the story.)

Participants: Anyone. You don't have to be an author. I'm not.

What you can't do: If you are an author, do not mention it. This means no links.

What you can do: If you are an author, put information about your books on your profile page. Link your books, webpage, or Amazon author page.

Comments: If you want to comment on another person's writing, please be positive. This is not a critique thread. We want any and all participants to feel comfortable and enjoy participating, whether they've never written anything more than an email or they've sold 20,000 books.

I will begin in my next post. Have fun!

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 7:04:42 AM PST
She stared through the window at his footprints becoming smaller and smaller in the snow, finally fading into nothingness. Condensation covered the glass. Gone.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 7:23:59 AM PST
That's good, Anna.

Let me try:

She gazed into my eyes. One tear coursed slowly down her cheek. She smiled sadly, softly caressed my cheek. A caress never hurt so bad.

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 7:30:52 AM PST
Rain is for funerals, for goodbyes. I'll never hold you again. And, from this day on, I'll always hate the rain.

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 7:32:37 AM PST
HJ Leonard says:
Very nicely done, all three of you. Very poignant.

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 7:40:36 AM PST more. I even depressed myself with that first one.

"Adios," she said. "Au revoir. Auf Wiedersehen. Synes."
`How do you like that?' I thought. `She never even said goodbye.'

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 7:43:30 AM PST
Nice! I was trying to think up a funny one too. Ya beat me to it!

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 7:55:35 AM PST
actually, Remi (and don't tell anyone) I stole that from an old Spike Jones song.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 7:57:17 AM PST
No fair! Only originals are allowed. ;(

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 8:21:01 AM PST
twinny says:
I waved him off, just like any other day. Until I found his wedding ring on the table. Not even a note. Just the ring.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 8:22:23 AM PST
Okay, had to try my hand at this.

Dieter's Lament
I didn't want you anyway. So very glad you are gone. I will not miss you as I slip into my thong.

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 8:26:17 AM PST
B. says:
It was a dark and stormy night, the perfect night for killing her, the unfaithful wench.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 8:29:10 AM PST
HA HA HA HA HA!! B, that is awesome!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 8:31:06 AM PST
twinny says:
Sent a chill up my spine!

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 8:47:46 AM PST
Ok I will give it a try.

I will live with one regret
As you were taking your final breaths
On your deathbed you lie
I was not there to whisper

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 9:02:33 AM PST
Dan says:
when we went into her big bed room and closed that door tight. And then I picked her up
(paragraph edited, censored and deleted by authors wife all 300 words)
all night.

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 9:10:12 AM PST
twinny says:
He had such sadness on his face as he waved goodbye to his little fishy friend. I almost couldn't pull the flush.

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 9:15:03 AM PST
twinny says:
We scattered the ashes in her favourite spot. It was a sad goodbye, until the wind picked up. She is with me still, in part.

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 9:20:37 AM PST
insanity! says:
ok ... here's my shot at it...

It is time, my dear.
No. Not today. Not yet.
We'll be together again, soon.
How do you know?
A final sigh of death.

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 9:40:42 AM PST
J. Fields says:
The sheriff's gun cocked. "Giddup."
The bandit's hand slapped iron.
A bullet ripped through fire smoke.
Moonlight threw coins on a puddle of blood.

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 9:44:38 AM PST
Well, J., I think we have a title for this collection. 'Moonlight Threw Coins on a Puddle of Blood.'

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 10:12:48 AM PST
With a title like that, we need more drama.
Here's my petty attempt to one-up Midnight:

Rain and murder kept the party inside all night. Accusations and heated debate went on until dessert went unserved. The butler did it all along.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 10:15:14 AM PST
Not petty at all. That was a mini mystery!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 10:15:42 AM PST
And my attempt to lighten it.

I cry, I wipe my nose. Twelve day old spaghetti stinks! In the garbage bag with you! Goodbye, pasta. Goodbye!

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 10:16:23 AM PST
This is wonderful. I love seeing how every person has a different idea of how to write a story in under 25 words. I feel like I am getting the chance to read a lot of books in a very short time. You're all great!!!
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