Friday, June 28, 2019

#Fi50: Countdown

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.

And here's the Linky List so you can add your post!
You can also add a link in the comments on my story, posted the next-to-last Sunday of the month. Feel free to Tweet using the #Fi50, though I'll not lie: the Ninja Librarian is a lousy tweeter.

The June prompt is: Countdown

Now for my story:


I can’t believe it’s finally happening.
Am I scared?
Some, maybe.
I don’t want to die.
Does it matter?
Is there time for one more check?
Oxygen? Check.
Harness? Check.
I filed my will yesterday.
Lord! It hurts. 

 I’m free!

©Rebecca M. Douglass, 2019
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  1. Interesting tale. I like how it morphs from something you think would be exciting to umm, what is happening? At least in my opinion.

    1. LOL! I was just thinking about a rocket launch or something of the sort. But I'm not quite sure exactly what's going on :D


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