Category: 100 Words

Stories and essays containing 100 words

stoic man

100 Words – Stoic

The funniest man I ever met was an unrelenting stoic. He never laughed. He never smiled. He never pet the…

the apology van

100 Words – Apology

The police officer sympathized when I explained that I was deipnophobic, the fear of eating in public, and had to…

bible season

100 Words – Bible Season

Back at college in Iowa I always looked forward to bible season. Every fall the doom patrol would take to…

books

100 Words – Whose Books?

Smiley has a large bookcase of borrowed books. They were placed in chronological order of when he obtained them. He…

cottonwood witch

100 Words – Cottonwood

I walked twice to the left around the cottonwood tree. I felt like a fool, but what did I have…

industrial archaeology

100 Words – Industrial Archaeology

Some call it junk-picking. I call it an Industrial Archaeology. Someone needs to document for future generations the bizarre habits…

rusty dinosaur

100 Words – Rusty Dinosaurs

Her shop was guarded by rusty dinosaurs. They told me it would be. But no words could not prepare me…

empath in crowd

100 Words – Empath

Linda’s childhood was horrific. Everyone, everywhere, screamed their emotions at her. She didn’t know what was happening to her and…

tourists standing on ground

100 Words – Artists Revolt

On the day that the artists revolted I sat on the front porch to witness the craziness. Decades of being…

sword

100 Words – Sword

She sat silently in the dark, admitting defeat and plotting her revenge. She vowed that his cult of charisma would…