Friday, September 09, 2005

Studio 55

Saw this on Prufrock's blog and thought it would be a fun thing to do. Here are my 55 word short stories.

Fear 1

Her skirt billowed behind her as she walked home. The first tug at her skirt made her think of the drunk at the station. She walked faster. The second tug made her whirl around, ‘bastard’ threatening to slide off the tip of her tongue. Nothing but empty space and the hem caught in her shoe.

Fear 2

She hurried along the alley, the overflowing bin a safe distance from her nose. She realised too late that she had left the front door open to axe murderers, rapists and the boogie man. The rest of the evening was spent downstairs, jumping at every moaning pipe and rustling tree. A knife under the cushion.

(Both are 'based' on things that have happened to me. Yes I'm a scaredy cat. And yes. I'm stupid)

16 comments:

alpha said...

how nice and short...if all stories cud be like this..i would have read so many books!!

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

alpha - thanks...i'm sure your 200 tonne text books take up enough of ur time:D

Shyam said...

Hey, nice one(s). I'm familiar with the second neuroticism(?) :)

alpha said...

adi paavi..sadist! study I must. go I will.

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

shyam - nice to know i'm not alone

alpha - i owe it to ur husband - seekarama padichcha seekarama exam ezhudi seekarama 'avar'ukku samaikkalam :D

Karthik said...

Wow, yet another pretty good 55-worder. An incredible number of people seem to have a few of these lurking inside them...

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Good shot/s, Blah-nik. The first one is marginally better, or more to my taste, but both are good.

Encore!

J.A.P.

Dreamvendor said...

Good one. Looking forward to more of less words!!

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

karthik, JAP, Dreamvendor - thank you thank you thank you

Rat said...

I acutally counted the words to see if they were 55 :)

Ph said...

From one scaredy cat to another...good show!

IdeaSmith said...

I love it! Can we have some more please?

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

rat - *gasp* you doubted my word???

ph - meow to you

ideasmith - thanks! fancy giving it a try yourself?

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