So I ended up entering the NYC Midnight 100 Word Microfiction Challenge 2020.
What is microfiction? It is a work of fiction of extreme brevity that still offers characters and plot and is readable in one sitting. Micro fiction typically ranges anywhere from 100 words (on the shorter side) to 300 words.
This piece was definitely a challenge as the genre, action, and an assigned word must be used within the story within a 100 word limit. My assigned genre was fairytale and/or fantasy, the action was sawing, and the assigned word was relief.
This is my first time trying to write microfiction. While tough, as I had to constantly cut the fat from my writing, it was extremely satisfying to complete and I am happy with the end result. I even got a new book intro out of one of the drafts. All in all, I went through 5 drafts before I managed to nail it down. Please give it a read and let me know what you think. The first slide is the finished product with the subsequent drafts following on each slide. Round two will be at the end of June. Wish me luck. I hope I get in.
Whenever I miss you, I look up at the sky, Always asking God, Was his love was a lie? I miss his touch, I miss his smile, I miss those hugs, Which were never mine. I loved him for his soul, He loved me for my face, Little i understood at that time, That his love was just a game. I knew he was lying, But I never spoke, Wanting him to confess, But he never spoke. At the end everything died, His so called love for me, And our relationship which was just a mere lie. After that I always look up at the sky, Always asking God, Was his love was a lie?