Category Archives: 50 word stories

Runway – a 50-word photostory

You glide down a runway, ready to fly, to set trends, to steady yourself before the next step. A runway is a place to be looked at, admired. Get too greedy though, swallow the ‘a’ and you become runaway. Too … Continue reading

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My Snake – a 50-word Photostory

It was never about the apple, or even the snake. It was always Adam. How he couldn’t stop naming things until they lost their essence, became properties. Like her. His wife. Be careful, the whispers went. Just one bite and … Continue reading

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Caught – a 50 word photostory

    She should have left the phone ringing. But it was her mother, and now she’s at the hospital, while her ex-husband picks up her daughter, and before she knows it, the two of them are in a different … Continue reading

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Rotten – a 50 word photostory

You are far too good for me. You deserve someone better. We’re stuck. It’s not you, it’s me. Another time it would be different. I’m not just ready. I don’t want to hurt you any more than I have already. … Continue reading

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Slow and sure – a 50 word photostory

He hasn’t always moved so fast. In fact, his wife, ex-wife, would laugh at how he courted her, like a tortoise, she’d say. But he’d never wanted a hare. He wanted another tortoise. Like this woman. He inches towards her. … Continue reading

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Voices – a 50 word photo-story

They follow you everywhere. Even when you’re walking down the street. They don’t even throw their voices any more. Or use that secret door into your brain. The joke is that it’s all so simple. No hidden technology. But how … Continue reading

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Travelling – a 50 word photostory

He goes straight to the destination, and shouts at his wife for focusing too much on the journey. Soon she doesn’t bother with how he’ll get to places. Not her problem. Before long he stands outside the divorce court, puzzling … Continue reading

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A bitter beholding – a 50 word photostory

When the first wrinkle appeared, she forced friends and family to wear pink-tinted sunglasses. It was easier, she said, to change their view than hers. But time kept moving on until she had to cover up all the mirrors in … Continue reading

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Taking Things Too Far – a 50 word photostory

When I said I hated domesticity, he cleared our kitchen completely. We ate takeaway pizzas on the floor, laughing as we picked out the plaster dust, and I let him sweep me off to the bed he’d covered in newspaper. … Continue reading

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Paper Thin – a 50 word photostory

It’s not her fault the hotel walls are so thin. She’s almost looking forward to breakfast so she can guess who made so much noise. How is she expected to sleep? And with her meeting tomorrow. She puts the glass … Continue reading

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