Write a story in less than 100 words challenge.

Margaret Burton has taken up the challenge to ‘Write a story in less than one hundred words.’ Her response comes in the form of Old Ground which you can read below.   

Old Ground

Tom clinked glasses with Mick. Few quid behind the bar, the pub was heaving, in full voice. ‘…he’s a jolly good fellow…’

‘Think Belle’s coming back?’

Tom sighed. ‘Nah, after the lottery win we finally agreed. Better to end it’.

‘She’s a free spirit.’


‘No more police digging up your garden then? Bit red-faced when she returned nine months later. Disappeared once too often eh?’

‘Built my dream observatory there.’ Tom beamed.

Later, scanning the night sky, on cloud nine, Tom thought aloud. ‘Both got our own way then Belle. What did you say? …over my dead body.’

99 words


Love the twist in this one. What does everyone else think?

5 thoughts on “Write a story in less than 100 words challenge.

  1. Francesca May 29, 2019 / 10:48 am

    Good story 😀😀😀


    • Patricia M Osborne June 12, 2019 / 5:08 pm

      Isn’t it wonderful? Almost time for your turn, Janet. I think yours is second in the queue.


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