Wednesday, July 24, 2013

365 Poems in 365 Days: Disappointment



Kent County Council had a hundred word story competition
So I typed one up and sent it in
Spoilers: I didn’t win

Number 103 is a true story. This, my 77 word story for the 100 word short story competition, is not true.


The train, which had raced when trapped between the cliffs and the sea, now crawled past the docks. A white cruise ship watched my impatience from high above.
Finally we entered the tunnel. As we crept out I could see her waving on the platform. She was holding tight to someone’s hand.
I hid behind my newspaper. I did not get off. At last the train began the long, slow climb up the hill, away from her.
 
You can find the winners here.

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