Nahno McLein is hosting his first blogfest in celebration of reaching 60 followers on his blog. I'm trying to calm down my blogfest addiction, really I am, but this one just seemed to fun to turn down.
At first, he wanted to try and have a challenge of writing 60 cohesive words in 60 seconds. He, himself, only succeeded in writing 47. He amended the challenge to simply writing a 60 word piece of art, in any form. There is still time to take part, so check it out if you're interested.
Here is my attempt. Exactly 60 words. I'm and there's and I'll count as two words. It's a free-flow fiction story piece (not sure that term even exists):
“Keep the light on.”
He’ll never understand. “Because I’m afraid.”
“Afraid? Of what?” His fingers rest on the switch. His eyes narrow.
“Of that.” I point at the canvas on the wall. His art.
“It’s a painting,” he says. “That’s all.”
“No it’s not. It’s evil.”
“Yes. Evil. Look at the eyes.”