It’s that time again, when I locate the Bookshelf Gargoyle’s prompt for the Fiction in 50 Challenge and set to work on the somewhat difficult task of a good (and complete) story in fifty words. You can join in any time – just go to Bruce’s sign up and prompt page here.
This month’s prompt is Mixed Messages. Rather appropriate, really, since I’ve been getting mixed messages about the Perihelix and have now withdrawn it pending a complete revision. In the meantime, back to a fifty word story – which I found very difficult to get to fit and still keep a beginning, middle and end. But I tried!
The Trouble with Text
He’d rushed out, shirt undone, leapt into the car and spat gravel. At 5 pm a text arrived: Forget tonite no swimming costume marty meet pub 6.
Enraged, he entered the bar. Two sluttish, bewigged blondes and cowboy-dressed Mike stared back.
“I said he’d forget the costume party.”
(c) J M Pett 2016