Saturday, May 09, 2009


This theme has been doing the rounds in the blogosphere, but as usual the ignorant me came to know of it just yesterday, through Oorja's lovely post. The aim is to write a small piece of short story within 55 words. The rules as stated by Wikipedia:
A literary work will be considered 55 Fiction if it has:
  1. Fifty-five words or less (A non-negotiable rule)
  2. A setting,
  3. One or more characters,
  4. Some conflict, and
  5. A resolution. (Not limited to moral of the story)
Was quite interesting to me! Especially for someone like me who's such a natural at rambling, it's a real torture to put a cap on my word limit! It's quite an irony that a person who hardly has anything to say/talk in a group has soo much to write about. Quite the classic introvert-phenomenon! Anyways, here's my attempt. I wouldn't call it literary work, just a microfiction that I struggled to fit within 55 words!

The Circle of Life

Maya ran out, hearing the helpless meows and aggressive barks. Hoisted on the maple tree was a terrified cat, hiding from a gruff dog. Maya pelted the dog with angry stones as the cat rushed indoors. Hastening to calm the kitty, Maya turned around to find her little hamster’s tail dangling from the cat’s mouth.



SUMI said...

Bravo! Good one! :)

SecondSight said...

Wow, thats' a lot to happen in 55 words.. nice one though !:)

Neeraja said...

Thank you both :)

Priya said...

Nice one! Great theme in 55 words!

Perception said...

Wow! 55 words saying a lot here :)

Oorja said...

now this is something...! :-)

Neeraja said...

Thank you all for being very kind :)