« Week #368 - Hold On Loosely »

SA Prompt | SA Results
Date: 8-20-2019
Word Limit: 669
Words Written: 5,984

Judges (crits):
Sitting Here
sebmojo
Obliterati

Week Archivist: Kaishai
Right, 25 goddamned wins have taught me how to handle you turdburgers: minimally. This week your story will be about the moment when your character lets go of something dear.

When you sign up, you must:

Unburden yourself (AKA choose something for your character(s) to let go of. This could be anything from a deceased loved one to a bitcoin wallet or a pet dragon). Don't just say 'in'! You gotta give something up!

or

Unburden another (AKA I will give you something for your character(s) to let go of. This could be anything from their pet iguana to a family recipe or an illicit lover). If you are choosing this option, literally type something to the effect of "i'd like to unburden another" or somesuch. Don't just fucking say 'in'. You have to do one of these two things I've just described.

Oh, and when I said 'the moment when your character lets go of something dear'? I meant a literal moment. Your story must take place within the span of an actual moment. You can add context in the narration, but all the dialog and action must take place within a few seconds. I'm going to help you with this by setting a super low word count; focus on emotion and imagery, not concept or conceit. Vignettes and stream of consciousness are okay, though by no means preferred.

Don't overthink it. Post a thing to let go of, or ask for a thing to let go of. This could be literally anything, as long as it's meaningful to the character. Story must only span a few seconds, during which someone lets go of something dear, for whatever reason. Any genre is welcome.


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Failures who signed up but did not submit: