This is my first attempt at the Bookshelf Gargoyle’s Fiction in 50 (words) Writing Challenge.  Each month he posts a writing prompt for us, and in the last week he asks us to link up our offerings.

This month’s prompt was: A Dawning Realisation

And this is what I made of it.

I flounced out of the house yelling, “I’ll do it tonight!” to those left behind.

Voices called after me.

Go to hell, I thought, and squeezed through the closing doors onto the bus.

People stared. One sniggered. I sat, glaring out of the window.

The seat was cold.

Too cold….

 Exactly 50 words – not bad for my first attempt.

Please visit The BookShelf Gargoyle to find other 50 word stories linked in.

While you savour that… I’m delighted to announce a new review of The Traveler in Black and White, by Carrie Slager, the Mad Reviewer.  Why not hop over to her blog and admire it?

#Fi50 January 15

10 thoughts on “#Fi50 January 15

  • 21 January, 2015 at 8:15 am

    You leave the imagination working overtime as to why the seat would be too cold Jemima. I can’t decide whether to go for the mundane or not. Well done !
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

    • 21 January, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      I was thinking of a lack of clothing on one’s behind for some reason, but you can think what you like!

    • 21 January, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      Hopefully I answered it all too, Chris!

  • 21 January, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Mmmm, bus to hell? Nice job, Jemima. I love stories that leave me thinking!

    • 21 January, 2015 at 5:09 pm


  • 21 January, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Yeah, some intersection of the bus to hell has frozen over!

    I see it wouldn’t be too late for me to jump on this bandwagon. I’m thinking of doing it–fewer reviews, more of my own writing…you make it look fun 🙂

    • 21 January, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      It’s never too late… and I’m glad it looks fun – it is!

    • 22 January, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      You’re welcome, Bruce!

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