Below is a story I wrote for a website that only accepted fiction that had exactly 55 words. It was rejected.
Peater was a lonely leprechaun sitting by himself at the end of a rainbow. Thinking he might find another leprechaun, Peater set out travelling to the other end. It was a long journey through a strange human world. He made many friends, and before completing his trip, had already found what he was looking for.
2 thoughts on ““Rainbow” – Flash Fiction”
That was an interesting little story. I wonder what the point of writing a 55 word story is? I was actually wondering if you had written other stories like this for the “contest” and scrapped them? If so, why did you decide on this story?
Good Stuff, keep’em coming,
I found that writing a 55 word story is really just an exercise in finding new ways to say things. When you want to express an idea in a story, you can write whatever you want. Writing with a word limit forces you to think of different (shroter) ways to say that same thing with less.
This was the only one I had written to submit to this publication. I chose the leprechaun idea because I was toying with writing a full short-story about it but was never interested in doing it. 55 words, though. that I could do.