Challenge – A story in less than 100 words

Today’s challenger is Jacqueline Taylor whose response comes in the form of Deadly Nightmare. Is it as deadly as it sounds? Read on to find out.

Deadly Nightmare

Waking up with a jolt I glanced at the clock; it read three fifteen. I wondered why Pudsey hadn’t jumped up to lick my hand. Then realised with horror I couldn’t hear my wife’s gentle snores. In fact I couldn’t even hear her breathing.

I tried to put my hand out to shake her but I couldn’t move. I must be having a nightmare. I’d wake up in a minute. I glanced at the clock again. Time had stood still.

Suddenly it came to me. Was it a nightmare or was I actually dead?

94 words


OOh, I think perhaps it is as deadly as it sounded. What do you think?






Words: 97.

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

  1. Janet Eudora Hardacre October 8, 2019 / 3:25 pm

    A nightmare like that! Oh noooooooooooooo! she screamed.


  2. Janet Francois October 8, 2019 / 3:27 pm

    A nightmare like that! oh noooooooooooooooooo, she screamed!


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