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100 Word Story Sample

Here's a sample of a 100 word short story I delivered earlier this week. (Interestingly, I've gotten several orders for 100-word shorts but only one order for a 20-word short so far.)


The Night Market

The city teemed with night markets, and day markets as well. Every roundabout, every park and plaza and public square hosted its own gathering for merchants, daily or weekly or scheduled by some obscure calendar or custom. This night market, like many, had a specialty. Hosted in colorful tents pitched between the library and the lake, the night market dealt exclusively in intangible things. A song. A poem. A whiff of perfume. A breeze, tied in ribbon. A glimpse of something forbidden and hidden. A reputation, destroyed or restored. Your choice. Your guess as to which cost more.

Comments

That's not a story! It doesn't follow the Seven-Point Plot Skeleton!