The following is my friend Jayne Martin’s fault. She urged me to write something for this week’s Hint Fiction challenge, something to kick start my writing. Always a good thing. But what this challenge did was even better, it got me into a Monkey’s Wedding mode, which is where I need to be. (I’ve been promising to get it all shiny and ready for publication, plus I’m going to record the first chapter. More on this later).
So here’s my challenge: Write a story (beginning, middle and end) that hints at a larger story, but is complete within itself, in 25 words or less. The most famous piece of hint fiction was written by Hemingway:
For sale: Baby Shoes. Never worn.
Hint Fiction demands reader involvement. “Why were the baby shoes never worn?” we’re left to contemplate. It hints at much more, yet is complete in and of itself.
Okay, here goes:
“Monkey’s wedding!” Elizabeth blinked against the sunshower. “Make a wish, Tururu. Something’s about to happen.”
Tururu shivered. How long before Karari caught up with them?
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