Fiction in 50 May Challenge: What Comes After…

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It’s that time again! This month’s Fiction in 50 prompt is…

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…so create those mini-narratives in 50 words or less and link them up to the linky below, or leave the link or your finished work in the comments.  If you’d like a more detailed description of the task, just click on that attractive button at the start of this post. Here’s this month’s linky:

And here’s my contribution – I’ve titled it….


They brought her out here often enough, though they knew it made no difference to her where she was. Sitting under the tree her fingers played over deep cuts in the bark.

G. K + T. M

A blink-and-you’ll-miss-it spark lit up her cloudy eyes.

And then it was gone.


Your turn! 

The prompt for June is…


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This is the final prompt for this set of six months, so it’s your last chance to suggest a prompt for our next set of six monthly challenges.  Just pop your suggestions in the comments and I’ll do my best to squeeze them in.

Until next time,



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18 thoughts on “Fiction in 50 May Challenge: What Comes After…

  1. Oh goody! I love your entry, Bruce–very heart-moving. And mine is ready to go, after a brief moment of amnesia when I thought it was 100 words, not 50–cut-snip, done!


  2. OK, this is the first time I’ve heard of this, but it’s intriguing! (And I love what you wrote, Bruce 🙂 )

    So then, is “What comes after” the prompt? You don’t have to include it in your 50 words, it seems. I want to get it, but my brain battery is on about 10% full at the moment 😉


  3. Yep, that’s right – you don’t have to include the actual words of the prompt (although you can if you want), just your interpretation of the concept. You’re welcome to join in – we love new players!


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    • Yes, I thought I’d take a break from my usual frivolous cheerfulness. I’d also just finished reading a book about Alzheimer’s disease, so I thought I’d take my cue from that 🙂


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