Posted by: dougery | March 11, 2012

[FGC #5] “The Life Pursuit”

The Toughs trooped down the hall. We shadowhuddled near the lockers. Their dark herald yelled “Get em!” so we ran. One day we’d outrun them.

[Challenge: Twit-fic]

[wordcount: 140 characters]

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Responses

  1. Nice economy of words. Congrats on last week! I didn’t have a lot of time to read through all the entries, but I had a feeling yours might win. 🙂

    • Thanks, D. Hopefully your being busy is a good thing?

  2. Such an intriguing photo attending the twitfic. Cool sci-fi-esque narrative. I want to know more.
    Adam B @revhappiness

    • All the photos I use in these FGC entries are from creative commons since I myself am a terrible photographer and, well, public domain and all that.

      Thanks for kind words. Can’t wait to read and discuss this week’s entries. Cheers.

  3. Very nicely done: some beautiful imagery and descriptions for such a common event. I really enjoyed the way it’s written.

    • Thanks! I was in a very middleschool state of mind when I wrote it.

  4. […] Laura McNaughton 14. Emma Venables 15. Barbara @ de rebus 16. Douglas Riggs 17. Dalena […]

  5. Masterfully done, friend of mine! Your word choice–“shadowhuddled” and “dark herald”–elevate the tone of the piece into a dramatic other-world sense of impending doom. Your ending is excellent. Really well done!

    -Barbara
    www(dot)derebus(dot)net/home

  6. Very evocative.

  7. This is great. It really evokes that feeling of waiting for the bully to find you.

  8. […] Judges’ Choice Award goes to Douglas Rigg’s The Life Pursuit. […]

  9. Congratulations! I love this one–and have always loved the way you create such powerful non-words. “Shadowhuddled” is absolutely poetic.


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