GENRE SHORTIE CHALLENGE, WEEK 54
Because turnabout is fair play, this week we will write stories about Tracy Fabre. Lying about Tracy is strongly encouraged. We'll steal opening lines from authors who've had good luck with them.
Your story may be serious or lighthearted or as silly as you like just so long as it is 100 words or less. Choose one of the following for the opening line of your story. You don't need to count this line in your word count.
Of all the things that drive men to sea, the most common disaster, I've come to learn, is women. From Middle Passage by Charles Johnson
"Take my camel, dear," From The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. From The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The drought had lasted now for ten million years, and the reign of the terrible lizards had long since ended. From 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke.
I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. From I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
TELL ME A STORY DADDY
© 2011 By David Wainland
“The drought had lasted now for ten million years, and the reign of the terrible lizards had long since ended. OK, Tracy, you read the next line.”
“It was the age of the armadillo and the mound doctor.”
“Clarke never said anything about armadillos and mounds.”
“Hmmm, alright, it was the year of Mike Firesmith…”
“Knock it off! Now, read.”
“He spit for the spite of it.”
“Damn it Tracy!”
“I can’t help it. My brain is in the mist. Look, down there at the very bottom, are those two buzzard wings?"
“That’s it, you’re traumatized, no more bedtime Shorties.”