A 20-word story.

Way, way, waaay back, I  saw a writing challenge online. The challenge was to write a story that consists only of twenty words—no more, no less. I thought it to be cool and so I tried it out. It’s actually harder than it sounds. But after hours of sitting down and thinking what to write, I came up with “Prayer”.

It’s a twenty word story set on the eve of Christmas (it was around Christmas when I wrote this down).

Read and enjoy.


Christmas Eve: I close my eyes, kneel down, and pray—a beer bottle breaks, Mother’s cries pierce the night—Amen.