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Thirty Words

Posted on October 21, 2010 at 11:42 AM

Author’s Note:  Interesting challenge.  Thirty words, no more no less.



“I dare you,” I say.

He stoops low, runs forward and jumps.  The lake drinks him and burps.

“William!” I scream, but the water does not puke him back up.


Categories: Short Story, C.M. Marcum

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Reply Admin Frank
5:50 PM on October 21, 2010 
haha... hmm... that was different.
Reply C.M. Marcum
6:15 PM on October 21, 2010 
n.o.r.m.e.a.l. See, I can't even write the word. whaha!
Reply Brandywine McArthur
11:41 PM on October 21, 2010 
ooh I like this one...its so full of action for 30 words. Very nicely done.
Reply C.M. Marcum
9:41 AM on October 22, 2010 
Thanks EM. In 30 words there isn't much time for anything except ACTION.
Reply Phil Neale
4:44 AM on November 17, 2010 
Fascinating, and I cannot for the life of me do these short pieces.

Great imagery and use of metaphor.