Saturday, April 2, 2011

What Little I Wrote

The Inlander held a 101-word fiction contest and one of my submissions, Nature (of the Beast), was printed so that was cool to have it included with a lot really great stories.

One of my workmates spotted my name on the story and emailed me asking if I wrote it. I replied that I did. They wrote back that they liked the story, at least, what little they read.

I thought "what little I read" was a really good play on the 101-word limit so I answered back, "What little you read. Ha! I get it. LOL."

To which I received the reply, "No, really. It looked really good and I wish they'd printed more of it."

The news that it was a 101-word contest was taken in good humor.


Spokane Al said...

Very nice - congratulations!

I am still in mourning that my story did not make the cut.

Hank Greer said...

Bummer, Al. Hope you post it anyway.

Anonymous said...

I edited my story down to 103 words, and then I got stuck. Only the first sentence seemed a candidate for any further deletion.

But, I couldn't decide whether to go with "It was a dark night" or "It was a stormy night."

Let me know when they have the 103 word contest.

Hank Greer said...