Challenge – a story in less than 100 hundred words

Today’s challenger is Karen Baker. Karen’s response to the challenge to ‘Write a story in less than one hundred words’ comes in the form of Skimming which you can read below.


It’s flat, smooth, shapely, sensual, and fits perfectly in my fingers, an extension of my right hand. Calm and motionless, I stand for a long meditative moment eyes closed.

Reminding myself of the Zen of this exercise with three deep intakes of breath, I turn sideways-on and take the correct stance, knees bent. Then raising my arm, elbow flexed, I lean with a slight sway that tests my balance.

My arm swing and wrist-flick catapult the stone across the water. One… two… three… four… five…


Still the same jubilation.


90 words


To find out more about Karen and her writing you can visit her website here.

2 thoughts on “Challenge – a story in less than 100 hundred words

  1. madalynmorgan1 June 27, 2019 / 11:38 am

    So clever. Loved this story and today’s. Both fantastic. All the challenge 100 stories are.


    • Patricia M Osborne June 27, 2019 / 1:47 pm

      They’re fabulous, aren’t they? Why not give it a go? Must be less than 100 words but the title isn’t included and can be on any subject you like.


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