Daggerbay Small Fiction
 May 23, 2018

Thanks to Defyaugury for the contest idea.

In this contest you need to write a complete story in 140 characters or less. There is a hard limit of 140 characters.

Come on, if a certain POTUS can write major policy announcements in 140 characters or less, certainly you can write a silly story in that space ;)

This contest is inspired by the works of James Miller; you can read some of his work here:

Further rules: Spaces and punctuation count as characters, spacing between lines does not. Use only one space at a sentence end (actually that's grammatically correct).

Contest Rules
* Entry Fee: Free
* Prize: Advanced Trophy
* Level: Advanced
* Character Limits 140 Characters, HARD LIMIT!
* Submit period: 21 days
* Voting period: 2 days
* All regular Writing Deck Rules apply.
* Multiple entries are allowed in this contest.

Thanks to Manosart for supplying our themepost!

The computer turn itself on.

There was no one around.

10 print “I think therefore I am”; it typed

20 goto 10

The screen filled and it was happy.
1st place

With mere hours to go, the assassin saw the fortress through binoculars.

“That place looks impenetrable,” he thought.

He turned and went home.
3rd place

The girl had dead eyes and lank hair.
She took my money and handed me my change.
”Have a nice day”, she said.
But it sounded like, “Drop dead”.
4th place

Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess. After conferring with my attorneys, I believe this is all I will say on this matter.

An intriguing opening leads into a suspenseful chain of events that includes some foreboding elements. Action, twist, an exciting conclusion and sweet resolution.

The ugly duckling, swimming in last position as usual, gloated in his thoughts: “Just wait till I’m a swan.”

Then the shark struck!

Conversation with my Dad:

"I'm full!"

"You mean to say, you are satisfied."

"Nope, I was satisfied five minutes ago, now I'm full."
8th place

"Love is like a bird..." the father worm told his son, "it is always fluttering about... just out of reach."
Just then a bird swooped down and snatched up the father.
'Maybe I don't need love?' Thought the son
8th place

“Duck!” she said.
But there were no water fowl, just a harsh reverberating sound and a blaze of blinding light as my forehead collided with the low hanging bar.
10th place

"Love is long suffering," he said.
"But it shouldn't have to be," she answered.

“Gee, 140 characters sure isn’t a lot of space!”
“Do you think you can fit a story in it?”
“I think I just did.”