I've written a short story for the Flash Challenge. Challenging myself, I suppose since we seem to have lost all the potential short story writers along the way. Well, except for Sue H. and Joyce. (Can't wait to see what they've come up with. And if you think I'm not intimidated, you'd be wrong.)
Okay, what's the problem? Here's the problem: I originally set the limit at 1500 words. But fellas' and gals I just can't do it. I couldn't come up with a solution to the mystery in less than...say, about 2500 words or so. I've tried and tried and tried again and I can't cut another word. I apologize in advance. Hey, it's my challenge, if I want to break the rules, I suppose I can. I was never in the competition anyway. It was hard enough just to think the thing up. Ha!
If any of you are writing anything (any size) for Monday's reveal, please, I beg you, use as many words as you you like. STOP COUNTING! All bets are off! Write the story as you NEED to write it. Tell it in the best way in the best length you can. Just so long as it's, basically, a 'short story.' The whole point of this thing is to SOLVE the initial mystery which, you can read about here.
If you CAN do it in 1500 words, you're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.