Story Challenge – Write a Story in less than 100 words

Today’s challenger is Billie Denning. Billie’s response comes in the form of ‘A Quiet Place’.

A Quiet Place (2)

It’s a quiet place. Not quite as beautiful as I had imagined it would be. Silent. Simple. Honest. I don’t like how honest it is. I had it all pictured in my head, you see. It would be tragically gorgeous and wrenchingly familiar. Huge in its finality, the ultimate full stop to the chapter that I’m stuck on.

Now that I’m here it all seems… smaller. I thought it might be raining, but it isn’t. I thought I might start crying, but I haven’t. I thought seeing your name would make me feel closer to you.

It doesn’t.

98 words



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