Challenge – Write a story in less than 100 words

Thank you to writer, Francesca Hunt, for responding to the ‘Write a story in less than one hundred words’ challenge. You can read Francesca’s submission, Knocking, below.

Knocking Francesca Hunt (1)

Death knocked.

I told him, ‘Please, not yet.’

That night, the moon came to my open window, I climbed aboard. Softness caressed the gaps between my toes, wrapping me close against the sharp winter air. I waved at stars as we galloped Orion’s-Belt, to my childhood. Father spoke wisdom unheard by my adolescent ears. I saw the miracle of birth, my children, virgin lights shining love. I saw my nagged husband shower me with unfailing support. Happiness replaced my heavy anger. Slumber came.

I awoke with clarity. I would take no further medication.

Death knocked.

I smiled.


97 words

3 thoughts on “Challenge – Write a story in less than 100 words

  1. sagawriter May 23, 2019 / 11:26 am

    What a beautiful story. It’s words are lyrical with rhythm


  2. Francesca Hunt May 23, 2019 / 6:55 pm

    Many thanks


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