Story :: Smoke

Smoke (52 words)

Shark’s sticky grey hair clung to his forehead and the smoke choked his eyes, but at least he was beginning to warm up.

The roaring empty space in his stomach made him dizzy, but he kept turning the spit. His replacement was going to taste good after so many days of starvation.


Written for the CAKE.shortandsweet Wednesday Write-in

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About sarahgracelogan

Sarah Grace is an itinerant scribbler and general layabout. She runs a writing group called CAKE.shortandsweet, because any form of procrastination from actual writing is always attractive to the serious author of refined taste. When not distracted by laser pens, Sarah Grace writes novels, short stories and flash fiction, poetry, stage scripts and screenplays. She has performed her work at Stirred Poetry, Bad Language and Tongue in Cheek Manchester. Her first publication, Humping the Boonies is a self-published chapbook available directly from the author, or from Travelling Man, Manchester. You can find more details about her ongoing projects, not to mention a selection of free stories up for grabs right here on her blog. She also likes to talk about theatre, film, books, photography, and especially games and other things that involve collaborative storytelling. Sarah Grace likes feedback, in whatever form it comes.


  1. Really like this, great chilling ending 🙂

  2. Elaine McKay

    This is eerie. Your characters’ names are always very interesting. “roaring empty space” is a great image for hunger. I really liked this.

  3. The Coen Brothers should be calling soon.

  4. Emmaleene Leahy

    This is great! Very clever use of the prompts. Well done.

  5. A 50 word short story? Didn’t believe it could be done but this is excellent 🙂

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