Today’s short story was tricky and fun in equal parts.
I decided to make my first attempt at flash fiction, a writing genre wherein the stories are extremely short. In this case, a 100-word limit.
Have you ever tried to tell a story in 100 words or less? It’s an intense mental exercise.
In total it took me two hours to compose, divided as follows: one hour of thinking up ideas, fifteen minutes of writing, and forty-five minutes of editing.
Congratulations on graduating from our academy with honors. I’m so proud of you. I always knew you’d succeed, but had to refrain from public praise. There’s nothing worse than accusations of favoritism in academia.
Enclosed you will find two gifts:
- an iron ring, to be worn on your pinky finger, as proof of your academic excellence.
- a tungsten chain, to be worn around your neck, as a token of my love for you.
Keep them close, as combined they ward off most demons and creatures of the night.
(auntie) Phyllis Montrose
If you enjoyed this story, you would be doing me an immense kindness if you: