Single Line Story Challenge
Well hello there! I hope you’re doing amazing today! 🙂
So today I’m doing the Single Line Story Challenge, a writer’s/blogger’s tag which I am SO excited about! (And a little scared, ngl, since a few of these genres I’ve never written in before.) I first heard about this tag when I read Grace A. Johnson’s post and she decided to do all the genres listed, so I was like, I’m totally doing that too… even though the rules say choose five. Sorry. 😀
Let’s get to it!
2. Write 5 single line stories that fall under any of these genres (you can pick which ones you do!):
- young adult
3. You can choose 5 genres that’s easiest for you, or you can challenge yourself to try something new!
4. Nominate 5 bloggers/writers who you’d love to see participate and leave an open nomination for all writers!
5. You can do this challenge more than once.
He stood there, numb with fury, as the elf queen bent forward and reached out for the blinding jewel, her fingernails clicking on its surface like icicles.
My heart trembled as I slid my fingers into the curls of her still wet hair and bent to brush my lips against the tear that rolled by her mouth.
His heart shot into his throat as his sister-in-law slid her hand into the pocket of her leather jacket and pulled out a gun – focusing it on him.
“You really don’t know me, do you?” he murmured, his cigarette smoke swirling under the yellow glow of the streetlight, and I laughed to hide the shivers that trailed my spine.
3… 2… 1… Ruth crushed her bonnet in her hands as she watched them swivel and shoot at the same time, dust billowing in the air.
Summer sun hot on my skin, I jog down the street to the beat of the pop song blaring from my earbuds, chewing strawberry bubblegum savagely as if it will distract me from what just happened.
Oxford heels clicking on the wood floor, Mae brushed down her pinstripe skirt and turned off the radio, unable to bear any more reminders of the man whose love she would never again know.
“How – oh, how on earth could I have forgotten she vowed secrecy?” Jack groaned, leaning against the brick wall and slamming his fist into it, like it would take back the mistake that now nothing could undo.
The prisoners were rising, and I could see it each day in the fire that kindled in their eyes, could smell their defiance in that metal-and-smoke scented air, and I feared they would break loose before the time was right.
So I gulp back the sarcastic comeback when I realize that the stone ledge I’m hanging onto is shifting beneath my weight, and before I can call out to Kyle, it gives way, and then I’m hurtling down toward the icy waves below, thinking “Just my luck” and hoping something – anything – will pop out of thin air and save me, cause, like… I’m kinda about to die – oh, and I’m also praying really, really hard.
Leo’s rough voice comes through your headpiece in broken snatches, and you strain to hear his instructions as your fingers grip the wheel of the spaceship, as your mind whirls to grasp the fact that you are steering the most important, most complex spacecraft in the galaxy and you have never even so much as driven a car.
The ticking of Ray’s wristwatch sounded like an alarm as Claire lowered her hand onto the musty-scented encyclopedia, as its yellowed pages slowly transformed into something else.
The sight of his brown eyes glued to mine almost drew the secret out of my mouth – that little, agonizing, stupid, unignorable secret… so I clamped my teeth on my tongue instead – hard enough that I winced.
Alright… I’ll nominate bloggers who I haven’t yet seen do this tag, but if you’re reading this, please take that last nomination (aka you) and do the tag yourself on your blog or in the comments!
- Allie Jo Andersen
- Katherine, Issabelle, and Alana at Teen Writer’s Nook
- E. C. Colton at Quill of Hope
- Kristianne Hassman at Whimsical Wanderings
- and YOU 😀 😉
Alright, that was so much fun!!! Which was your favorite or flowed most naturally to you? Least favorite? Could you tell what time period the historical one was set in? Oh, and what did you think about the paranormal sentence? (It was my first time trying out anything in that genre, lol… actually pretty fun!)
The fantasy sentence was inspired by a fantasy book I’m writing (think: stolen jewel, evil queen, secret missions, forests, ice), so it was probably the easiest to write. Actually, I think they got progressively harder… weirdly enough YA was hard because I feel like that genre’s so broad. Ya know? Anywayyy, I’d love to hear your thoughts!!
I hope you have a beautiful rest of your day! 🙂
(Stay tuned for a fun post on Saturday! *smiles mysteriously* )