Posted: February 24, 2012 in Random
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As they gathered all around it dawned on him that he had no idea why he was holding the knife or why his clothes were drenched in blood.


That he had just butchered a goat struck him as perversely funny. That it was his neighbour’s beloved pet did however complicate matters!


The challenge should you accept it, is to write a story in 55 words or less. Feel free to write a prequel, or sequel, or anything that takes your fancy. I should however warn you that bettering this literary gem is nigh on impossible and sane men that have tried now suffer from bouts of uncontrollable tears and sleep with teddy bears named Pookie!

  1. Kaitlin says:

    I love 55 word short stories! Brilliantly done!

  2. colonialist says:

    These are fun! I like an EXACT 55, including title. An example of mine from a year ago when Year of Bunny began –


    ‘Beware Year of Rabbit!’ he thought witch had cried,

    So twenty-eleven he spent all inside;

    Next year he emerged with a sigh of relief

    And whistled and sang as he walked cliff beneaff –

    This so hurt the ears of a bunny on top,

    It fatally fell on his head with a plop.

    Is this not the most vaulable lesson on listening carefully what witches have to say? (I wonder what happened to Jingle, who used to co-ordinate these Flash Fiction Fifty-fives?)

  3. truthseekerss says:

    so like what, did we have a lovers quarrell and now we dont talk anymore????


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