Tuesday, April 24, 2012

55 word story; Theme 'Catalyst'

The theme is catalyst and the story is

She had won Scripps National Spelling Bee. And of course, she was “Indian”.
This school level word contest was going to be a cakewalk.

Q. Complete the word. 
CATA____ (*Some description*)
In a huff she wrote CATACLYSM.
She failed. Answer was CATALYST. 

Spelling bee doesn’t need you to know “easier” words. And her parents knew that.

Friday, April 20, 2012

55 word story . Theme -'Crime'

The story is as follows

17 years after he was pronounced guilty, he was proved innocent today.

His soul which became expectant when the case was reopened, did not feel any happiness though. He looked at his wife and children in the courtroom and cried silently.

17 years back , he was pronounced guilty, given death sentence and executed. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

55 word story . Theme -'Relationships'

The theme for today's story is 'Relationships' and the story is as follows

Two best friends rephrased a popular joke thus , 

“You cry . I cry.
You laugh . I laugh.
You fall out of the window
I too fall out of the window.”

They were Siamese twins joined at hip since birth. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

55 word story . Theme -'Zoo'

The theme for yesterday was 'Zoo'. Cross posting my story here,

His body was found splashing with the sea waves.
He worked in an advertising company. Enough reason to commit suicide, some will say. And then, if being divorced was not enough, last week he even lost the custody case of his children. And on top of all, deadlines of a nagging boss.
But the breaking point was when the rival company came up with those ZOO ZOO ads.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

55 word story . Theme -'Name'

My today's entry for 55 word story is as follows

In an alternate world, there were no rich or poor though people used to earn more and less. There were countries, but no boundaries as they could not keep out intruders. There were theft, robberies and murders but no criminals, as nobody used to get caught.

Because in this world, nobody had names. 

That's all. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

55 word story. Theme- 'Space/Spaces'

Today , I stumbled across a site which invites entries for 55-word story based on a daily theme. Today's theme was space/spaces and being jobless I thought of a story and posted there which I am cross-posting here.

The kid put on his suit and 14 kg school bag with almost no effort. Everything is so effortless here, her Mother thought. She remembered her days of carrying a 4 kg school bag with much effort. And then she remembered earth. They had escaped in space after Earth destroyed itself in a nuclear war.   

That's all.