February 16

Shorter and Shorter Stories

Our challenge was to write a story in 50 words – about a time when we had burst out laughing.  The next challenge was to cut the number of words in half!

48 words:

In December, I flew home from Edinburgh. I watched the movie, Me Before You.  I had headphones on and just suddenly burst out laughing.  Ian said, ‘shhh…’ nudging me, indicating the other passengers. But I still couldn’t help it.  I laughed until tears flowed. Until the story changed…

24 words:

December, flying home from Edinburgh, watching Me Before You.  I laughed, loudly.  Ian said, ‘shhh…’  I laughed until tears flowed. Until the story changed…



Posted February 16, 2017 by mblackley in category STI diglit

About the Author

I was born in England but, because of my father's work, lived in many different countries as I grew up (India, Scotland, Romania, former Yugoslavia, and Portugal). I married a sailor and kept on traveling! I worked as a Personnel Manager for a few years, then, after having children, I trained as a teacher. I have taught at Edgewood since 1998 - 3rd grade, 4th grade and 5th grade.

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