In autumn, https://carrotranch.com/ hosted a writing rodeo, and I’m overjoyed that one of my 99 word stories WON a category! The participants produced some fabulous works, and as always, I’ve enjoyed reading them and am honored to display my work with theirs.
Below is my winning entry.
Written by Kerry E.B. Black
Benny stroked his wife’s brow. She hugged a teddy bear he’d given her when they were children. Benny knew even as a kindergartener he’d love her always.
They’d been married five years before the sickness.
“I’m dying.” She nestled closer.
He kissed her sunken cheek. “Not really.”
When she passed, his emotions bled into words. Benny wrote a stirring obituary and composed poetry in her honor. He poured adoration into books in which she was the hero, a beloved literary legend.
As Benny faced his mortality, a biographer asked his inspiration. Benny hugged a teddy bear to his chest.