I tried my hand at a 50-word story and soon learned that it isn’t easy to write a full story in exactly 50 words.
The original attempt was 140 words. I sliced it down to 100, which wasn’t that difficult. Cutting it to 50, however, was where I really struggled.
My aim was to capture a mood, a small moment in time, much like browsing through photographs.
Here’s the beginning of For Karen, from Seward, Alaska.
I kissed you on the mouth, lips desperate and soft.
Head over to 50-Word Stories and check out the rest.