Tiny Submissions are Still Submissions

I’ve entered a ten word story into Gotham Writers’ A Very Short Story Contest.

Each participant may submit a ten word story.

Consider opportunities like this between novels.  They keep your skills sharp and diverse.  Only a few words submitted to a publisher is still work submitted to a publisher.

 

Writing Prompt: Love at First Smell

TC180’s random writing prompts.

Love at first smell.

150 word max. Poems, fiction, or non-fiction.

 

If at least 10 people participate, the chosen winner gets a colorful Jpeg award image to put on their social media or blog.  It will likely be cheesy.

Leave your entry in the comments or leave a link to it.

One…little…step…

One more step
down the road
one more cold
dead-end
brick wall
stained alley.

One more knee scuff

eardrum rip

wanting to be close
to the noise

to breathe.

One more disruption

just another

wink
tear
slap

snatch the candy
back.

One more reason to breathe,

rest quietly

without fear of monsters
behind eyes

in nostrils

snorted in

snuffed out

gunned down

friends.

***

((Spontaneous first draft. Feedback welcome. Let me know if too emo.))

Untitled

I can’t breathe.

There’s nothing that can turn that brighter

lighter

easier

thinner

crisp

instead of caught like branches.

Tearing at every try.

Some things numb it.

I didn’t know anything,
until it came

tore my insides to shreds

shriveled

the rest of me.

I watched my flesh disappear around bone and vein.

***

((First Draft. Spontaneous. Fiction, not a personal account. Might be part of a larger piece. Feedback welcome.))