Henry Gant, Man About Town. This Episode: "Standing Ovation" A play in three acts written for Jayna's 50-word challenge.
Jayna's 50-word challenge:
To write a story using 50 words. This weeks word is "Deed".
Instructions are found here:
"Writing micro-fiction stories within tight limits gives you the writing and editing muscles you need for those longer projects. It is a wonderful reminder that every word counts. And it is an opportunity to tune your editing skills in the microcosm of an itty bitty story." ~ Jayna
I think I was born to break the rules.
So here goes. This weeks entry titled,
“You will not write a three-act play using only 50 words,” says Janet.
“I bet you a dollar a word I can,” says Henry at his typewriter.
We see Janet giving Henry fifty dollars.
The curtain closes as the deed is done.
All images are provided by my hat.
We get to write a backstory?!
Ok . . . here goes.
Henry originally wrote a complete murder mystery titled Killer Mind for the 100 words contest some time back.
So this time I wondered if my character could write a play in 3 acts for the 50-word contest.
Here is an excerpt:
Starting with her thumb she counted, “A killer, a body, interesting characters, with an investigator asking questions . . . in 100 words? No way,” said Janet.
Janet rolled her eyes.
(Girl from the Big Island, by Henry Gant.)