So this is it, the challenge is to write a short story of exactly 50 words (excluding title). The best 50-worders don't have a twist ending (although this is allowed) but actually leave part of the story untold for the reader to fill in. Sound easy? Not so! But it's a lot of fun just the same.Here is my effort:
Symphony of Fifty Words
Red. They’ve been red for ages. So long that she could have read New Idea while she was waiting - about ten minutes.
Horns start sounding. It’s a symphony. She listens. She doesn’t move. The symphony is so beautiful. She wishes she had a tape-recorder. It’s inspiring.