Flash Fiction Contest: TwitterFlash 9×11

 

This contest asks writers to pen a flash in 99 words composed in tweets: 11 tweets, 9 words each. Here’s my attempt (not an entry, just challenging myself for fun). First are the actual tweets, then, same story in 11 sentences (each with 9 words).

Psst…the tweets are interactive. Like, RT, or reply right from this post. Give it a go…

 

 

~~~

They find me. Crouched behind a rusted filing cabinet.

Gloved hands grip my bare arms, lifting me easily.

Shoving me into bright sun outside the hospital ward.

I run back, stumble, fall hard on the asphalt.

I reach for the door. I reach for him.

Balancing on my left palm, I almost make it.

With their heavy boots, they step on my fingers.

They laugh. I shout. They threaten. I kick. Dammit!

They grab me, make me promise to stay away.

Tell me he is sick and dangerous. They lie.

Then, again, so do I. They will die tonight.

~~~

 

 

Tweet some fiction, fellow tweeps. You could win $25. πŸ™‚ Check it out here.

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50 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Contest: TwitterFlash 9×11

    • Yeah. That was fun. πŸ™‚ I do enjoy writing on Twitter. Constraint and challenge…I can’t resist.

      Well…if you write it out in the 11 sentences, then cut and paste into tweets, it might feel a bit more comfortable.

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  1. Wow, Sarah. That’s a powerful story. You met the challenge. The picture my mind creates is of a mental ward holding a patient for reasons with which the narrator doesn’t agree. Once someone is committed, there’s not much hope of release. Great ending, though I might advise against it (to the narrator).

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      • I entered #1 and missed the deadline on #2, and have a rough draft to work on this weekend on #3, but I’m passing on this one, I’m going nuts with my new book on a deadline with editor πŸ™‚ After I catch my breath in a week or so, I’ll be sending you interview questions for your guest appearance in November. πŸ™‚ xx

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        • I am thrilled you’ve entered Norah’s ‘when I grow up’ and Irene’s ‘scar’ contests. That is awesome. Those seem perfect for you.

          And I’m excited for you (even though I know it’s crazy busy) about the last stages of your book! πŸ™‚ I think we both need to stop running for a minute and catch our breath before we pass out. (Thank you so much for sending the questions. I look forward to pantsing, I mean, answering them.) ❀

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        • Lol, it’s always a nice breath to pass by here and share a laugh on our common struggles. πŸ™‚ Yes, we shall have fun, as you know, no 2 interviews ever turn out the same with me, kind of like my cooking – no 2 dishes ever turn out the same πŸ™‚ xx

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