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Sunday Micro Fiction: 50 Purposeful Words from 5 Random Ones

Sunday’s Micro Chal­lenge from Richard Osgood at Zoetrope Vir­tual Stu­dioshawl, mas­cot, bar­rel, lith­o­graph, esplanade–led to this fifty-word micro:


They walked along the esplanade, a gull as mas­cot, almost perched upon her shawl. She pointed the bar­rel of her umbrella at a far-off ship. A passerby remarked, “It’s like a lith­o­graph.” They fled the scene, pan­icked, as if pur­sued by the imag­i­nary artist seek­ing to etch them into stone.


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