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In 50 Words

My dear friend Cari suggested this as a blog idea and I loved it.
Nothing to Blog About?

Why not try writing a story using no more than 50 words...I came across this 50 word writing contest a few years ago and wrote a few, but never remembered to enter the next year. The story has to have a begining middle and end!

To make it easier/harder I'll give you a word you have to use (though of course I won't cry if you ignore this suggestion entirely) Your word is; castle

So I did it! It was fun and made my husband laugh. I think I'll have to try this again. Okay, ready:

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Betrayal (not part of the 50 words)

Raya's scream woke the castle. People streamed into the throne room to gape at their mutilated king. A gap formed to admit the prince.

"We must find the murderer!" Raya sobbed.

He smiled coldly, "So we can thank him."

In rage she lunged, oblivious of the bloody knife he held.

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I think we should all do this, so if you like to write... tag you're it.

Comments

Cari Hislop said…
Oooh lovely gory story! You should give us a word we have to use and see what happens!!!!
cannwin said…
Oh, a word.... hmmm, since my kids are home from school today (due to freezing rain) I'm going to say.

ICE.

Or is that to hard?

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Mutterings of a Middle-Aged Dreamer

Use your words, my dear sweet soul, they are inside of you... So find them. Write, you silly girl, write so hard the world will never forget you.
But does it matter if the world remembers you? 
Age begins to press its hands upon your chest and the need to be remembered seems to increase with the pressure. 
Stop.
That's not a line of thought you're interested in pursuing. 
Live in the now.
Does it matter if the world remembers you if your neighbor is going hungry? 
Perhaps age is merely pushing you out the door. 
Go. Live in the now.