Back in April, I entered NYC Midnight’s 100 Word Micro Fiction Challenge. I was given 24 hours to write a fiction story of no more than 100 words using criteria provided to me by NYC Midnight.
I was given Drama as my genre, the action I had to include was Finding Cash and I had to include the word Ready.
There were 6,973 writers participating in 118 groups with approximately 59 writers per group. The top 15 writers from each group have been selected to move on to the second round.
I am excited to announce that I was selected in the top 15 of my group and will be joining the 1,770 other advancing authors in participating in the second round this upcoming weekend!!
Here is my original 100 Word Micro Fiction, that won me the opportunity to see round two:
I watch them play, oblivious, as I hold the letter in my hand. Foreclosure. The word hits like a freight train. I knew it was coming, but I wasn’t ready. What will I tell them? How will I fix this?
Selling things held near and dear, everything of value. Anything to find a little cash to end the nightmare. Desperate enough to search the sofa for lost coins.
Found some; not enough.
“Let’s go on an adventure,” I say and their little faces light with excitement. I close the door behind us, and look at them, “ Are you ready?”
Thanks for reading!!