One Hundred-Word Wonders
A writing prompt
One Hundred-Word Wonders is a writing prompt that celebrates the marvel of storytelling in a concise form. Within the realm of micro-fiction, writers have mastered the art of crafting complete narratives in just a few sentences.
These bite-sized pieces should showcase the power of brevity, leaving readers in awe of the vast landscapes painted within a mere hundred words. 😏 So, how can a story be effectively told in such a limited space? Let's explore the possibilities together.
Themes for the first seven months this year come from one of the seven deadly sins, along with its antonym. Choose ONE of today’s themes for your 100-word piece.
Themes today are:
The prompt today is the word:
Write in exactly 100 words, a story, poem, or creative non-fiction in any genre, choosing ONE theme and using the word prompt as many times as you wish but exactly as is. The 100-word count does not include the title. Please use WordCounter or your writing software to ensure your piece is exactly 100 words.
The theme word does not have to be included in your piece but should reflect it in some way.
Place (copy and paste) your 100-word response to the prompt with its title in a comment below. If you’d like, also publish on your own site with a link back to this page.
Tap those little hearts on responses in the comment section, if you are moved to do so.
These prompts don’t have a deadline.
My response is included below.
Lucas sat down to complete the form but hesitated when he reached the question about his race. The options provided didn’t encompass his multiethnic heritage, of which he was very proud.
He thought about his First Nations grandmother, a member of the Abenaki tribe, and his Scottish grandfather, who defied everyone’s disapproval to marry. He remembered stories of their enduring love against all odds. On his father’s side, his Honduran grandmother and mixed ethnicity of his Jamaican grandfather added to his rich multicultural identity.
With confidence, he selected Other, thinking these forms would one day no longer include these questions.
Look for a new One Hundred-Word Wonders prompt every third Wednesday in a month.
The next prompt will drop 21 February 2024.
A poem about old wounds:
Bruise, 20 January 2024
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