Winning Entry – RD ASIA 2015 100 words

100 Word Story Winners 2015

The challenge was mighty: tell us a tale using exactly 100 well-chosen words. In this fast fiction contest there’s not a syllable to waste. Every detail needs to move the story along so, by the end, the reader is left chuckling or teased or – as we found with this year’s brilliant winner – simply amazed. Read on!

100 Word Story Winners 2015

Winner: Sowmya Ramkumar, Singapore

The blue dress fluttered tastefully. Pride
 decorated the village head’s face. A hundred pairs of bedazzled eyes
 watched. Someone opined it was black magic; another queried who is holding
 it? The women of the household received special attention. Kids imitated the
 object’s motion. Word went out to the neighbouring villages. Lemonade and 
candy floss vendors cashed in on the crowd that came to witness the spectacle.
 The priest was called to perform special rituals. Staring at the
 portrait of my grandfather dating back to circa 1900, I can hardly imagine 
the pride of owning a ceiling fan in then India.

Sowmya is a married 30-year-old chartered accountant and mother of one. “I am inspired by basic things that I can observe around me and I aspire to project them in an interesting manner.” She wins $1000.

The Judges said: A beautifully poetic piece that conjures up memories of another time and place.

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4 thoughts on “Winning Entry – RD ASIA 2015 100 words

  1. Enjoyed reading your creative piece of writing Sowmi!! The lines made me read further and further, thinking ‘what next?’ Very well developed.

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