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Free short story contest: Write a story in 55 words

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Initial post: Sep 18, 2010, 4:12:36 PM PDT
Dreamer says:
Write a story using exactly 55 words. (Not including the title, although the title should lend depth to the story and be no longer than seven words.)

The story should open with a conflict
Contain metaphor
Have a resolution--hopefully with a twist or deeper insight

Here's one I wrote (not saying it's brilliant, but it will give you the idea):


I didn't get the job, you say. There's no room for me in your organization. Maybe you can use an arm, a foot, a little toe. Perhaps my head. But definitely not my heart. You offer me part-time work, and advise me to move on-seek full-time employment elsewhere. Meanwhile, you moonlight in my dreams.

Please send your entries (one or two) to me here, as a comment, by October 5. (Of course, I'll need a way to contact you, if you're the winner!) Or go to my blog: Who's Imagining All This?
Or email me at:

Three people will judge these, and I will send the winner Flash Fiction: 72 very short stories--or you can choose a book of equal value from Amazon or Kindle. Winner to be determined by October 31.

I will also post the top ten entries here on my blog, Kindleboards, here--and other good place.

Hope you take me up on this--it's fun.
A hint: this can be a great way to recycle poems.

DATING MY VIBRATOR (and other true fiction)
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