Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

A quote: “Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.” ~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I’ll start with a story …

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She leaned over the desk to stare at me, rustling the paper … MY paper … Then those words …

“I hope you’re not considering a career as a writer.”

I’d like to say it didn’t break me. That I told her off and succeeded despite her. No, I was crushed. I stopped scribbling out tiny adventures in one steno pad after another and went on with life.

It was my sons who found the pads and published them to great success.

She taught for many years and I wonder how many other dreams she strangled before they were born.

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Now, it’s your turn.
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3 Comments
  • GWB says:

    A picture of Iranian terrorist training schools today.
    (Sorry, but I can’t come up with another 92 words.)

  • Charles N. Steele says:

    Mastermind

    “The watchword in socialist planning must be to create the most from the least. This is true economy. The planner must, through sheer intellect, direct the dictatorship of the proletariat to organize the economy to this end.”

    Vladimir Ilyich drew the wool blanket closer about his shoulders and nodded at the lines he’d just written. Then shivered.

    “Sergei, you still can’t start that German furnace? I’m freezing! If you can’t figure out how to turn on the furnace how am I to finish explaining how to organize the economy?

    (Based on a true story)

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