Lightning Challenge #38

Ray Bradbury Challenge

Hosted by Hephaestus

The best hygiene for beginning writers or intermediate writers is to write a hell of a lot of short stories. If you can write one short story a week, it doesn't matter what the quality is at the start, but at least you're practicing. And at the end of the year, you have fifty-two short stories and I defy you to write fifty-two bad ones.
— Ray Bradbury, 2001 Address to the Writer's Symposium by the Sea
  In honor of Ray Bradbury, write a short-short story about an event that affects a small community in your world. The scope should be a village, a small space ship, a neighborhood in a big city, or something of similar scale. The event should take place in a matter of minutes to days.

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Template Use the Generic or Prose template.
  • PST: Until Nov. 19th at 12:00
  • BST: Until Nov. 19th at 18:00
Here is a link to a timer countdown


This challenge does not have a prize.

Min. Words 1000

Max Words 2000

All entries will be read and at least three questions and one sideways-thinking observation will be posted in the comments. If any author wishes to discuss their story further, either in a PM or a channel, Hephaestus will so oblige.

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19 Nov, 2018 19:53

So close, but I failed :( It's not my best work, but better then nothing

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Prose | Dec 1, 2018