The LitReactor Short Shorts Contest

And just when I thought I’d be pathetically unproductive today due to a dearth of (publishable) ideas, I ran across a LitReactor Short Shorts contest that basically challenges people to:

  • Write a 10-word fiction or non-fiction story
  • In TWO SENTENCES
  • With a plot that has a protagonist, conflict, obstacles, and a resolution.

There’s no way I’m going to win this thing, but I thought I might as well give it a shot because apart from sounding fun, this also pushes me out of my comfort zone (which is NOT participating in this kind of thing).

So this is the fictional story I came up with and submitted:  Alone, she flicked up a thumb.  Hours later, she’s feeding.

Too trite?  Too obvious?  Is it okay?  Drop me a line to tell me how much it sucks/how much it doesn’t suck.

In case you’re interested in joining, the contest is open until Wednesday, March 29, 2012.  Even if you don’t I’d love to see what you guys can come up with.