Challenge – Write a story in less than 100 words

Today’s challenger is Nicola Best. Nicola’s response to write a story in less than 100 words comes in the form of  Treasured Memories. I’m sure there are a lot of readers that can associate with Nicola’s story.

Treasured Memories

‘I love autumn.’ I pick up the beautiful, glossy conkers and stuff them into my pockets.

‘What are you doing?’ My husband asks.

‘They’re pretty,’ I lie.

When we get home I put my treasure hoard on the windowsill.

‘Why are you putting them there?’ He asks.

‘To keep out the spiders.’ I lie again.

It’s for the memories – my own as a child, and my sons, now both grown-up and moved away.

Playing conkers –

Playing happy families-

Now just the two of us – leaving an empty nest.

Still, there’s always the dog.


96 words


What a lovely story.  What do you think?


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