33 word challenge: Bedpost

Dyed scarlet pointe shoes dangle
from the bedpost.

Calves cramp. Sleep is fleeting.

a thousand calorie diet,
a bruised self-image, and
a shred of hope

to be the next swan.


I ran across a really interesting blog that poses flash fiction challenges:  A key word (bedpost) and 33 word limit. 

Check him out!



A mid-thirties teacher-husband-father-director from Ohio... attempting to finally commit to writing.

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One comment on “33 word challenge: Bedpost
  1. Reminds me of a mix of “The Red Shoes” and “Black Swan.” Very nice.

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