Ink It! A 24 hour write-a-thon was one of the many mini events held at DJ Lit’s Lit Mela on the 17th-18th of April. Participants had to choose one of the three prompts provided and submit their literary masterpieces in 24 hours or less. Here are our Micro-fiction prompt winners and honorable mentions!
Prompt: Write a horror story in 5 sentences or less. (Word Limit: 75 words)
I woke up at 2:30 am last night. A woman was thumping my window, crying for help. I opened the window and saw my husband with her. She took a knife and stabbed my husband three times. I woke up flabbergasted, my husband cuddled me like every other day. Thank God it was a dream. I ran towards the window, opened it and saw the blood on the notch.
January. February. March. March. April.
The telephone rings in the middle of the night, and I wake up pondering, should I pick up? Every footstep I take echoes the screams of dead movie characters pulling me back towards my bed. The rings purge the silence as I make the most novice mistake. I reach out and pick up the receiver. A distorted voice snickers, “This bed feels despairingly lonely without you. I’m disappointed you picked up the phone, aren’t you?”
“I heard some knock knock jokes today. Let’s try some, Ayesha,” he said. Knock knock
Some words remain a question forever.