Saturday, August 25, 2018



Fiction in 50 is a regular feature in the last week of every month and I invite any interested composers of mini-narrative to join in!
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What is #Fi50? In the words of founder Bruce Gargoyle, "Fiction in 50: think of it as the anti-NaNoWriMo experience!" Pack a beginning, middle and end of story into 50 words or less (bonus points for hitting exactly 50 words).

The rules for participation are simple:

1. Create a piece of fictional writing in 50 words or less, ideally using the prompt as title or theme or inspiration.
That’s it!  But for those who wish to challenge themselves further, here’s an additional rule:

2. Post your piece of flash fiction on your blog or (for those poor blog-less souls) add it as a comment on the Ninja Librarian’s post for everyone to enjoy. 
And for those thrill-seekers who really like to go the extra mile (ie: perfectionists):

3. Add the nifty little picture above to your post (credit for which goes entirely to ideflex over at or create your own Fi50 meme pic….
and 4. Link back here so others can jump on the mini-fic bandwagon.

This month's prompt is 
The ____ is calling, and I must go.
(Yes, I borrowed most of that from John Muir, and it does rather reflect what's been on my mind! But you can take it wherever you want).   

Resistance is Futile

I’m not heeding your call. Do you hear me? I. Am. Not. Listening.

Do I think my refusal to listen will be heard? It’s the only resistance I can think of.
How did I end up here, in front of this cabinet?

You can’t fight the call of the cake.


Just had to defy expectations a little! Though if it's a chocolate cake, that's not a surprising outcome for me at all. 

If you enjoyed that, please take a stab at your own 50 words, and link back here to join the fun!

©Rebecca M. Douglass, 2018
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  1. Oh, I love that! Great suspense, too.

    Mine's here...

  2. Never fight the call of the cake. lol

    Fiction in 50 would be a tough challenge for me, but a fun one.


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