It’s called 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups or 100WCGU for short. The challenge is hosted by Julia’s Place, where she tosses out a weekly prompt and you have 100 words (plus the number of words in the prompt) to write a short story.
I found the challenge through Lime Bird Writers (a cool writers site) and as I’m a former Lime(y) and over the pond I’d be considered a “bird,” I thought…I can do this!
So, this is me. Doing it.
“So Nurse Jane tells me you woke with another headache.” Doctor Jarvis frowned as he loosened her arm restraints.
If you’d do your rounds an hour earlier, you’d know why I woke with another headache.
The speakers surrounding the bed gave off a slight static hum. The doctor seemed not to notice.
“Let the therapy do its job. Music soothes the savage beast and we found it works wonders with our patients. We’ve got some Vivaldi on the program tonight.”
Melissa flinched as Jane smirked in the doorway and held up a CD titled “Heavy Metal of the 80s.”
All because he liked me more.