99-Word Story Challenge (September 26th)

Have I mentioned that I’m trying new things and pushing myself to grow as a writer? I’ll be honest with you, I’ve never really felt like a writer but I can’t deny my love of words. And earlier this year, I came to the realisation that everything I do involves writing in some way. So maybe, just maybe, I could be really good at it… if only I put more time and passion into it. That’s why we’re here, today I’m taking a small step and sharing my first attempt at the 99-word story challenge hosted by Carrot Ranch Literary Community!

First Flight

Harry had been sitting at the top of the hill for most of the day. Studying the clear blue skies and the birds passing by, collecting sticks from here, taking them back there.

He’d even been engrossed by the critters moving inconspicuously around his hands. Paying attention to their surroundings; the softness of the ground, the whisper of the wind making the blade of grass nearest to him dance. Actually, that blade’s bright green colour reminded him of Jax’s eyes and caused a surprising pang in his heart. Jax, his brave little dragon. Off on his first independent flight.

Your Turn

September 26, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes a blade of grass. What can you compare it to? Or in contrast? Is it a character prop or a story linchpin? Go poetic, go any genre or tone. Go where the prompt leads!

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Share your take on this 99-word challenge in the comments below and let us read your story.

4 responses to “99-Word Story Challenge (September 26th)”

  1. Lovely. I didn’t expect a dragon at the end.

    1. Thank you 🙂

  2. This is a delightful tale! I loved the mention of the dragon.

    1. Thank you, Nicole. I’m very much a fantasy person haha

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