Writespiration #124 52 Weeks in 52 Words Week 29

writespiration-20172017 brings 52 challenges over 52 weeks.

Your challenge is to write your story using the weekly theme/prompt and write it in just 52 words…. EXACTLY, no more, no less.

Submit your entries in the comments or on a blog post and I post them the following week with the new prompt. You have until Sunday to enter.

This week tell your story using dialogue only.


  1. Military Astrophysics Research Centre, Denver, Colorado: 7/20/2020

    ‘Look at the screen!’
    ‘Where the fuck did that come from?’
    ‘Calm down – follow the protocol.’
    ‘Do the math… An asteroid that size? We have three days… Sod the protocol.’
    ‘Where are you going?’
    ‘Home, to be with Sarah, and my kids.’
    ‘No, you’re not.’
    ‘Put that thing away!’
    ‘It’s protocol.’

  2. Rabbits Foot Steward

    “Excuse me, did you drop this?”

    “What is it?”

    “An old rabbit’s foot, I think. So, it’s not yours?”

    “I don’t…wait, I had one once.”

    “I’m sure we’ve all had one…”

    “Is it blue? Mine was blue.”

    “Could be…yup, its blue.”

    “I lost mine years ago.”

    “Well, isn’t this your lucky day?”


  3. “We wanted to get into the pot-belly pig yoga craze.”
    “Yeah, but there’s no pot-belly pigs on this island. Then an iguana wondered in.”
    “Iguanas are better. When they climb up on you they stay for your heat.”
    “Hey, where are you going? Don’t you want to join us today?”

  4. “You know you hurt me, right?”

    “I’m sorry”

    “I forgive you”

    “Are you sure?”

    “Yes. Don’t worry, it’s forgotten”

    “Was I rude to you? If I was, then I’m so sorry”

    “No, it’s OK, I don’t remember now”

    “Well, you probably deserved it anyway”

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