55 fiction: Felled

Surely it’s there. Decades have bloomed, withered and died, but my feet cannot forget the trail they trod so often with him. It should be there, the sapling we (but saplings ourselves then) had claimed with ugly, abecedarian scars.

But alas! I settle my arid bones upon the darling, decomposing stump.

It, too, is gone.


I've only been meaning to try my hand at 55 flash fiction for the past half a year now. Dang! It is not easy! 55 words is about two sentences, three or four if you keep 'em short. Hardly enough to tell a story. I challenge you all to give it a try if you haven't; it really forces you to be picky about word choice and burn the chaff. Post me a link when you're done! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Peace, love, and sleep deficiency,
Miss Rex


O.F.C.J. said...

Hey, I saw you on the comments group from 20sb! YOu did pretty well for 55 words. Good job. It made sense and had depth.



Dave said...

Hmm. I am interested. I will definitely be checking back regularly.

Saw you on 20sb too!

Brijenieve said...

LOVE the idea! Flash fiction is my favorite. I'll give it a try and let you know what I come up with. :)

Stephanie Faris said...

I'll go check it out. I've heard of flash fiction but wasn't sure what it was.


i can't do anything in less than 500 words

i'm a blabber mouth

heavealie said...

ohh trailing back to your thoughts and the place just to re-ignite those memories and time spent together.and the ending line showcasing that it too is gonna was good.well written 55 fiction.i know its a mighty task to sum up a story in 55 words with a shocker ending.i have written 3 of them and it was damn tough to write them.
tel me if you liked them or not!!keep writing!!

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