Monday, January 30, 2017

Fi50 (Fiction in 50--words, that is)

Fiction in 50 NEW BUTTON

After watching Jemima Pett do it for a year or two, I decided it's time for me to jump on the bandwagon with The Bookshelf Gargoyle's Fiction in 50 challenge. That's a complete story, in exactly 50 words, written to a prompt he provides for each month. Posting is the last week of the month, and I'm targeting Mondays of the last week. This is my first attempt, so go easy on me--it's harder than it looks!

Moving with the Times

Innovation can be hard on the tradition-bound. I’m really trying, though, to get used to reading the new way. My son says anyone can do it. It’s easy, he says.

But it’s not easy, rapping him over the knuckles with one of the new-fangled books. My old scrolls are better.

©Rebecca M. Douglass, 2017
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  1. Fabulous! I laughed out loud at the punchline - which made Kevin turn and stare! ;)

    1. LOL! It's going to take some practice to get the hang of these things.

  2. Thanks for joining in! I had visions of being whacked with a kindle before I got to the end of that sentence!

    1. Well, I suppose a kindle would work for whacking. But I think a nicely rolled scroll would be best :D

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    1. Thanks!

      Hey, I thought I included the linky list. Now I can't even find it. Sigh. Computers are our friends, right?


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