It’s not every day that Lord Jeffery Archer himself issues you a challenge. I recently was at the book launch of “Best Kept Secret“, his third book for the Clifton Chronicles. While interacting with us, he posed us a challenge which was posed to him by Reader’s Digest years ago.
“WRITE A SHORT STORY WITH A BEGINNING,MIDDLE AND END IN EXACTLY 100 WORDS.NOT 99,NOT 101,EXACTLY 100”
I took up the challenge and came up with this story. It’s titled “The Red Drop”
Gina kneeled before her Lord and stared into his son’s eyes. Brushing a strand of hair behind her ear, she pondered over the words of her prayer. She never wanted to complain, but today her God left her no choice.
Was it really his mandate to not love a man who believed another God? Maybe, maybe not. Perhaps love really wasn’t the universal language angels spoke.
A sudden rustling stole her attention as she turned to see nothing. Unsettled, she turned towards the cross again and was startled. A red drop flowed down his right eye as he silently spoke.