I put a post about this word challenge on my blog last week without much of an introduction. This post is an entry in a writing contest at Julia’s Place called the 100 word challenge. It is a wonderful way to hone your skills, be choosey in your word selection, and try to be compelling in a brief amount of space. It’s sort of like tweeting a story or a writing sprint.
Titled: Don’t Be Like This Guy
Dirk put the phone down wondering if he was jeopardizing his chances of landing an agent.
He’d been calling all day asking for Mrs. Swenson of Swenson Agency Limited. However, she did not return his calls nor did Veronica her assistant. He wondered if Veronica was actually taking his messages because he could hear her drumming her fingers along the desk, especially after the sixth call.
But this is what being an author is about, right? You have to do this to get published, don’t you?
So, Dirk pick up the phone, breathed a heavy sigh, and dialed again wondering, would seven prove to be too much?
5 thoughts on “Short Story from Julia’s Place “Would Seven Prove To Be Too Much””
Oh yes – nagging the assistant is the way to go! Or not. Thanks for that!
Thanks for reading Miriam!
Not the way to go, great story x
Thank you, Susan!
I enjoyed your entry on 100SCGU prompt. I hope you will read mine, called, “Honeycomb” as well. I will follow your blog and invite you to follow mine! beebeesword