Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Mighty Pen #5

The Mighty Pen writing contest is held every Thursday. I post the beginning of a story, you post your ending in the comments. I judge all the entries on style, voice, imagery, humor, and pretty much anything else I think is important. On the following Monday I present the winner with The Mighty Pen award and feature them on my blog.

See The Mighty Pen tab above for previous winners.

The Beginning

She turned the radio off. She hated that song. She had hated it ever since - but she would not think of that now. She had other more important things on her mind.

Turning back to her suitcase she resumed folding and then carefully packing her clothes.


  1. Ooh, I love this idea. :D Here is my ending:

    One of Johnny's old t-shirts had found its way into the wash. Her heartbeat quickened. Detergent and dryer sheets replaced his scent, but it was his, and having it near would make this easier somehow.

    Into the suitcase it went.

    Johnny knew how to make things better, if not right. And if he lied to her, she'd believe it. She was ready to believe anything but the truth-- that they had finally come for her.

  2. CherylAnne, I love your ending! I love how you hint at more of the story.

  3. Thanks Krista. It's funny, I love "prompted" writing, but the only time I do it is when I'm challenged. :D