The Daily Post hosts a Weekly Writing Challenge which I thought I would try. This week, Vincent Mars challenges us to write our ‘First Fifty’ in this way:
‘For this week’s challenge, you must write a fifty-word story. Not five thousand, not five hundred, but precisely fifty words.’
Here is my ‘First Fifty’:
Out walking her dog, she never saw it coming.
The car careened across the road slamming her into a wall and the last thing she felt was her dog’s tongue frantically licking her face.
Back home, her husband hummed along as the radio played ‘American Pie’, his wife’s favourite song.
*This story was inspired by true events. Yesterday, I was shocked to notice a smashed wall draped with police tape and several bouquets of fresh flowers placed by it on a street where I regularly walk not two minutes away from where we live. I later found out that somebody had lost control of their car and driven into a woman walking on the pavement (sidewalk) early Sunday morning. Although unknown to me, I dedicate my ‘First Fifty’ story to the woman and send prayers to her grieving family and all concerned in this tragedy.