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Sunday, 22 December 2013

First of the Month Fiction - January

Last post of the year, linking up with Jess for IBOT, is the New Year edition of First of the Month Fiction! (Nice symmetry for me, seeing out the year the way I started it).

Short version - write a story 100 words exactly or less than 30. Examples here. Add your story in the comments, then link your blog so we can see your style in it's full glory.


The fireworks lit up her face. She smiled with the unabandoned joy of a child. The truth was, it wasn’t the New Year’s celebrations that caused her spirit to soar.

The difficult year, with its tragedy and constant disappointments, was almost over. As the lights in the sky died out, and the starry night pulled its dark covers over those below, the stillness would herald the new start for another year.

A fresh beginning for her. This time, that was enough of a joyous occasion. Something truly worth celebrating. The countdown had begun. It was seconds away. She finally felt peace.



Have a wonderful new year everybody - I'm off line until 13th, enjoying the real world. Safe travels and here's to a happy 2014!

Linking up with Jess for IBOT

9 comments:

  1. Happy New Year's Eve Lydia, hope you're enjoying your break and getting lots of blog fodder along the way :)

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  2. Whilst the world was abuzz with all the joy of the day, she sat alone at the kitchen table, staring out the window. Would today be when he come home?

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    1. Oooh, I planned to do 30 words but couldn't think of anything. That's great!

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  3. She stared into his eyes. She saw her love reflected and in that moment she knew she was complete. Her son, her love.

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    1. It's amazing how strong the narrative is in so few words! That's so good!

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  4. She stood at the waters edge, cool water kissing her toes, the waves glistening in the glow of the moon. She had made it to 2014, her spirit was free.

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    1. That's perfect! That was exactly my New Year - we were lakeside!

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  5. Love your short fiction Lydia, so concise! Have a great holiday in the real world, see you in 2014 x

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