Today’s brief involved writing a very short story in 49 words or fewer. I’ve experimented with styles to give you a trio of microfiction stories.
A Trio of Genres
1. Fairy Story
“Who’s been sleeping in my bed?” said Mummy Bear.
Daddy Bear was silent.
The photographs from the private investigator showed Daddy Bear romping with a girl with long golden hair.
“She got lost in the forest,” he said feebly.
There was no more porridge for Daddy Bear.
Jenna could not believe her eyes. This was something far too terrible to contemplate. The world had gone totally mad. How could something like this even exist? It was beyond her worst nightmares. Finally, she screamed at the top of her voice, “Pineapple does not belong on pizza!”
Jack loved Holly. Every evening, she would snuggle next to him and he would gaze into her big, brown eyes and stroke her long, silky hair, thinking how lucky he was to have her.
“You give that dog far more attention than you give me,” said his wife.