How wonderful to receive an Honorable Mention for my micro fiction story, One Way Out, from the VCReporter for their 2015 Fiction 101 writing competition. The contest requires that a story contain all the elements of a regular full length novel, including plot, main character, and setting in 101 words or less. I thank my friend, Patty Guerrero, for letting me know I won when she saw my story in the VC Reporter!
~ The Perfect Ending Award ~
One Way Out
by Carole Avila
On bended knee, Clive handed Becka a diamond ring. She pressed her lips together and glanced about the café.
“Uhm, I’ll gladly accept your proposal, Clive, but not until you’ve developed a firmer resolve to fulfill your own desires.” He frowned. “Don’t be that way. It’s just that you’re sort of wishy-washy. I’m sure you can change your shortcomings and be the man I know you are. And I’m always here for you to help inspire your needed transformation.”
“You’re right, Becka,” he said.
Clive threw the ring into the gutter, paid the bill and took his lunch to go.