Close of Play

“I began to shake uncontrollably as we headed for Sophie ‘s car.”

I first wrote this story as an entry to a competition in a writing magazine. The brief was to write a story in just 250 words which included someone pulling out a gun. Given that I very rarely write anything this short, it was quite a challenge, but I think I’m happy with the result.

The key to stories as short as this is to tell half the story with what you don’t say. What came before, what came after, what information was withheld in between. It all contributes to the overall story and is as important as what is actually said. As always, comments are most welcome. You can read my full story here.

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