TIME FOR THE FANTASTIC FRIDAY FICTIONEERS!
Calling all muses. Fire into action! Ready! Set! Write!
Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end. (No one will be ostracized for going over or under the word count.)
Make every word count.
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My story will follow the prompt for those who might be distracted by reading a story before writing their own . I enjoy your comments.
Genre: Literary Fiction
Word Count: 100
THE THOUSANDTH MILE
“A journey begins with a single step,” said Jared as he sprinted down the trail.
“Surprise me. Say something original”
“Last one to the oak tree’s a rotten egg.”
I chased him but never caught up. Who could? Jared set track records in high school and college.
When I reached the tree he took my face in his hands. “I leave for Afghanistan day after tomorrow.”
Originality I didn’t want to hear.
Two years later Jared still spouts clichés and platitudes. I don’t mind.
On prosthetics he wins his first 10K and grins. “A journey begins with a single step.”