1. Write two ultra-short stories (no more than 75 words each)
2. They should be completely different in mood, tone, genre
3. Each should BEGIN with this sentence:
Story # 1
“Megan stared at the stain, horrified.” Shannon recited the line in a phony Swedish accent, folded the script into airplane shape, and flew it at Trent. He ducked.
“Cannard really has lost it this time. I’m supposed to get into this charade, this sham, this travesty he calls a tragedy? Well, I have a flash for Mister C. playwright: I’m not doing it.”
“You’ll do it.” Trent sailed the craft back to her.
Story # 2
Kabbages and Klenes
Megan stared at the stain, horrified. “They know.”
“Only the Klene-klenes, though: oh, I pray, only the Klene-klenes.”
“Don’t even think it.” A shudder passed over Louis.
“Any chance we could Turpolize it?”
“I already checked the bottle. Not a single drop of Turpoline.”
What a growing talent you have. It is lovely to see your work in many different genres.
These two I find highly amusing and think they are clever!
Love and Blessings on all you do,
Wow, Janice, very original and creative! I think you're the only person who put the first sentence in someone's dialogue.
And...I'll be honest...I have no idea what the second one means. It feels kinda sci-fi-ish? Am I right?
...of cabbages and kings... something in my brain is dredging up those words... is it from Alice in Wonderland, or The Owl and the Pussycat??? It's very interesting, a bit of a mind twister, but I like it!