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Slipping Up in Life

by Matt Lacey

Staring up at the cracked plaster and the naked, orange glowing light
bulb, Wilbur wondered how the events of his life had brought him to
this exact moment. That is to say he pondered the course of the last
ten years or so, not the last few minutes – which had merely involved
waking, tripping, yawning, falling and walking, though not in that
precise order.

All in all he decided, life had been kind; it wasn’t all smooth
sailing, a fact his head would currently attest to, but on the whole
he was happy, healthy, and above all, no longer lonely.

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The 100 word challenge is being run, or being done, by several twitter pals I know.

 It’s a fair bit tougher than it looks! Have a go…it’s a great writing challenge!

Thanks Matt for sharing this with us…

Are you sure that this is your very first piece of fiction??   Kudos!

For more info on the 100 word challenge… follow these people on twitter or the links to their web pages:

@Quadelle   http://www.quadelle.com/2009/12/hundred-word-story-escape/

@Velvetverbosity  http://velvetverbosity.com/100-words/   (Velvet’s whole being/blog wraps deliciously around 100 words! Check her out! I’ve even interviewed her using only 100 words… )

@Slouchy  http://www.slouchingmom.com/2009/12/hundred-word-story-staying-course.html

 

Have fun with the challenge and be sure to let me know if you have a go!

 

5 Responses to “100 word challenge guest post by Matt Lacey”

  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Carla Delvex, Carla Delvex. Carla Delvex said: Our pal @LaceySnr has had a jolly good crack at the 100 word challenge. Check it out! http://wp.me/pClWq-ld [...]

  2. Matt, I heard about your 100 words from Carla on Twitter! This is exactly the kind of “result” I love out of a 100 word challenge. A miniature story. One that makes you want to know more, but can stand alone. Brava!

  3. Matt Lacey says:

    Thank you for your kind words! I want to more too. Might have to expand on it later on :)

  4. slouchy says:

    Well done, Matt!

  5. Quadelle says:

    Hmm, I wonder, too.

    Well done! :)

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