Last week we launched the WriteByNight Micro Fiction Club and challenged y’all to write a 25-word-or-less piece of fiction using one of my favorite words, “defenestrate.” About a dozen of you flexed your short fiction muscles, and we enjoyed reading the results. We’ve chosen a winner, which you’ll find below.
This week’s challenge: write a 25-word (or less!) story using the word “recondite.” Post your entry/entries below, and feel free to use a pseudonym if you’re shy.
Lots of good micro stories came in last week: Props to Betty for being the first entrant, Laura for being violent, Justine for punny wordplay, Dana for assuming we don’t have a no-F-bomb policy (we don’t!) and everyone else for contributing. But we can choose only one winner.
And that winner is Ava Love! Give it up for Ava Love, everybody, and her defenestration story, which goes like this:
“I’m not afraid of falling,” she cried from the window, threatening self-defenestration over our breakup.
“No,” I said while leaving, “falling is the fun part.”
Have at it, recondites! (Not a word.)