Thursday, 27 June 2013

First of the Month Fiction - July

We are now in the second half of the year - well, we would be if I wasn't jumping the gun for the school holidays. WHAT? How is this possible? I am old and the years are flying by. I better get used to this new rate of time passing...

So for new comers, it's easy, a short story of exactly 100 words or less than 30 words. Add your story to the comments, then link your blog so we can see your work in unrestricted glory. If you don't have a blog, just give it a go anyway...

First of the Month fiction came about from a competition I entered - and failed to win. You were only allowed to enter once, but I had so much fun doing it, I kept doing them. So this is the original, and where it all began:

I'd been trapped in the box for a long time now. Too long. It was looking less and less likely that I'd ever be found again. I could hear muffled voices, a constant tapping and the occasional evil laugh. I tried to scream but no sound came.

The weight on my chest was increasing with panic. I'd soon just be an occasional memory for people who never knew what had actually happened to me. I was terrified.

I turned to Barbie and whispered "This is it, Kiddo. They've outgrown us. I knew that Xbox was going to be big trouble."

Until next time...Linking up With Some Grace for FYBF

Enjoy the silence over the next 2 weeks, and see you on the flipside. Borrowing from the Nuffnang Facebook Page.


  1. Here is my contribution to First of the Month Fiction, have a great two week break xx

    One morning she wanted to have it all. Life was too short to live like this. She had worked too hard to have it all fall to the wayside. She was the one who needed to start to make the change, set the rules and enforce the consequences. She spent all day mulling over her new mind set, her plan of attack, the voice she would fight back with. All day she muttered to herself under her breathe, preparing, chanting the words she would say. The next morning came.
    “Leave mummy pee in peace! Get out of the toilet!”

  2. Hee hee - you had me there! (I meant that thing I said yesterday - submit something to Overland - you'd win for sure.)

    1. I will have to google what Overland is (hides in corner - does everyone know?) xx

    2. I only know because a very literary friend won their second prize ($1000) in an Australian story comp. But you should enter...

  3. Very funny, Lydia. Enjoy your two week break!

  4. Have a fantastic break Lydia - enjoy time with the cherubs! See you when you get back :)

  5. I need to think in the shower tomorrow morning... Or in my half sleep.... But I'll be back with one!! And I'm SO checking out Overland. MONEY you say????? :)

  6. Too tired to even think... and have a great fear of fiction! Well, I love reading it, and that's where I need to go now, off to read... something easy!

  7. Absolute brilliance! I'll have to think of may hurt my brain...but I'll try :)

  8. That's excellent Lydia! Have a lovely break x