Holiday Booking | A 50 Word Short Story

in #fiction3 years ago

The line for the best-selling author was long.
Toby hadn’t seen him for ages.
"Come back next time," said his assistant.
"He's a popular man." She handed him a card.
The bookmark was signed by his father. "Sure. Next time."
He dropped it in the trash as he left.

This time the prompt in @jayna’s fifty word story challenge is "gift". So here's my take on the prompt.

-- @thinknzombie

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Whoot! Go Andrew! Write many words! We need more zombie wordocalypse.

Wow, this is dripping with implications...

I love the title.

The assistant is so obliviously ignorant...

Toby's reaction to the autograph is priceless.

Awesome! :D



Very well done, @thinknzombie! I love how the identity of the person in line is revealed. This is so poignant. And it really shows the power of micro-fiction; you have demonstrated how it’s possible to suggest a much larger story within the confines of fifty words.

Thank you @jayna! I'm really pleased with the story and grateful to have won that round.

Well done. I love your participation. Please keep it up!

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