I was thrilled when I learnt that my 50-word story, based on a poem I’d written, has been selected as the winner in a competition on Oapschat.
It is based on a real event that took place in the souk several months ago. First it was a poem, then it became a pithy story. Believe me, writing flash fiction – of any length – is quite a demanding exercise.
I’d love to feature anyone else’s 50-word stories here, do share. Sorry no prizes but if, in my opinion, your story merits it, I shall feature it here.
If you don’t want to follow the link here’s the winning story:
“You know Kite Runner?”
The Afghani salesman asked.
“Yes,” I ignored him, “How much?” indicating amethyst earrings.
He opened his lacerated hands.
Ashamed, I looked at him. “I loved the book.”
His hand on his heart, “I have more stories will you write them?”
“A thousand times.”
“Tashakor,” He smiled.
Over to you…