#5MinuteFiction Week 49 WINNER!

Did you love it? I really loved our winning entry this week. With a prompt of “gravity,” Mr.Stuart Nager, @stustoryteller pulled out this baby in five minutes.What a great piece of creativity there. And great writing too.

Of course, the way this works is, we all clap for him and congratulate him and tweet about how great he is… and then come back next week and leave him crying in our dust. So. See you next week!

In the meantime, here’s his winning entry. Congrats Stuart!

LOOK AT ALL THE PRETTY STARS

“Twinkle, Twinkle, really big star..don’t blow up until I’m afar,” Jake hummed-sang to himself, as he cut the side thrusters, the life support, all the unnecessary instruments in the ship…all the unnecessary ones. At this moment. At this moment, when he needed to get the fuck away into safe dark space before this one blows the shit out of him.

Jake’s job was to collect energy, causing near dead suns to give off their final energies in one great Battery Recharging sublimation into final flame out. All he had to do was fly the Collector into the right area (“alignment with Federal Central still a go” said Leeza, his co-almost dead cohabitant), drop the Servilenuke right into the heart of the sun (Pink Floyd blasting away as he did so..”oh, the oldies are still the best) and then getting the hell out of there. Let the Collector collect the energy blast. He just wanted to keep collecting heart beats at this point.

The ship was crippled. He waited too long, concentrated too long on screwing Leeza for a “job well done”…and now they were both screwed. He put all the energy into the drive to get them out of here, pushed this and pulled that and commanded the computer to haul ass…

Nova, so bright.

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2 Responses to #5MinuteFiction Week 49 WINNER!

  1. Stuart Nager says:

    Wow. Thank you Leah, and everyone. I really enjoyed the other entries (finalists or not). This was a fun exercise. The time limit really made you think hard and fast, and it was a “blast!” Looking forward to next week!!

  2. Can’t wait to take a stab at it again next week.

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