Sometime last week, I ended one of my blog posts with this deliciously unnerving photo of a straight jacket:
Many of you reported being creeped out by this thing, and if there’s anything I know that’s fodder for a good story it’s stuff that creeps you out.
So here’s the challenge: write a story in 100 words or less inspired by this photo. I does not need to involve an actual straight jacket. It could touch on such themes as insanity or being constricted in some way. Or maybe you don’t care about the straight jacket at all, but you’re really getting a good vibe from that hanger its on. I don’t care. Go crazy.
You can post your entry in your own blog and link to it in the comments section, or, since 100 words isn’t too terribly long, you can just post the whole story in the comments if you’d prefer.
Micro-fiction is a great way to exercise those poetic mind-muscles, so let yourself explore the possibilities of where your words can take you.
I’m looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with.