Bluebell SSS Prompt No. 20 ~ Love In Creativity Project

                                                              

Here are the details:-

Write a short story or poem in exactly 55 words.

The offer is open to the public.

One entry Per blog link please!

 Participants are encouraged to fine tune their entries and meet the word counting requirement before submitting, by the end of the project.

About 2 or 3 Bluebell officials will format the entries into a book form,  and about 100-300 entries are expected.

Bluebell Books will publish this collection as a self-publishing, non-profit project 

The completed book selling link will be provided to you by the end of March, 2012… 

For more information, click HERE.

Please note – this is my first attempt at writing a 55-word flash fiction piece.

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The envelope was empty. A pencil nestled underneath, whittled down to a mere stump, the lead shavings spread across the chipped, battered surface of the desk like scattered fragments of an elusive dream that once burned fierce and bright, now reduced to nothingness.

They discovered the scratched report card… clutched in his cold, lifeless hands.                                      

8 Comments

  1. shelly on February 25, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Did someone die reading thier school report card or thier life one?

    • mish on February 26, 2012 at 9:59 am

      It's neither a school nor a life report card…  🙂

  2. Sarah Pearson on February 25, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    That's so sad. 

    • mish on February 26, 2012 at 10:00 am

      It is… thanks Sarah.

  3. The Golden Eagle on February 25, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    That is sad. Beautiful writing, though–I love the description!

    • mish on February 26, 2012 at 10:00 am

      Glad you enjoyed it, Eags!

  4. Elizena R Arellano on February 28, 2012 at 2:38 am

    Enjoyed this and I will agree that it was quite sad. I don't know what you meant the reader to see or feel, but as I read it, I saw a team of excavators digging through old ruins and finding, at the end of their journey, a young man sitting at his desk; his report card in one hand and in the other a pencil so used that practically nothing was left of it. It could be that there was something on that report card that someone; a parent, a friend, a sibling be ashamed of, so he sat there writing something that he was sure would please them and therefore bring him redemption, but he never finished it.
    I could say that that's alot like life; we do things we know others won't approve of, even if they're not bad, and we try our utmost to better ourselves for them not realizing that the only person we have to really measure up to is ourselves. 
    Wow, this brought a lot of pictures, emotions and deep thoughts to my mind. LOL!! I loved it by the way and I think you did an awesome job in. Be blessed. 
     
    http://elizena-lovingmycreator.blogspot.com/2012/02/soul-song.html

  5. mish on February 28, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Wow, an amazing step-by-step interpretation… I'm so glad my piece evoked such vivid images for you! Thank you for your lovely response. I'm going to swing by and check out your work now. 🙂

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