Fifty Day: Petra

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I started a challenge to write a story that is exactly 50 words! Thank you, Boy with a Hat. Not that he set up a formal challenge, but it was his idea. And his writing is worth checking out. So please click the link and find out what he’s up to.

So how to proceed? For the most part, I’m using my character inspiration, Dorothy Astoria’s The Name Book. I opened the pages looking for a name that resonated with maleness. Today Petra called to me. I immediately thought of pouty lips. Petra, means little rock.

Hissing brakes preceded the door caterwauling open. Red Ball sneakered, a grinning Petra good morninged the driver.

Kindergarten promised new places, new people, and new experiences.

“The wheels on the bus go round and round,” she sang, plopping herself beside a fellow rider.


“Where?” Petra’s curiosity oblivious to insult.

Wednesdays are super-fun and challenging because paring down to 50 words is really challenging. Petra turned out to be more resilient than pouty. What a sweet little rock. Or will she be more like a pebble in her teacher’s shoe. What do you think?

It’ll be fun to find out what you think.

Now I’m off to meet my 1,000-word goal for my next novel. After that, yoga. Ohmmmm…..

Wednesdays will be my Fifty day at least on and off again. But then, what’s happening to Ray and Marla? They’re calling me to Friday writing. Geesh! The more I write, the more things in my head want to leak out my fingers and onto the page.