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50 Word Story: Tinnitus Cure Study 421-Rotary

Rated M for mature. Not suitable for young or sensitive readers. Contains violence.

Could I write a story in 50 words? It was Halloween 2016, and I wanted to write a quick flash fiction story. Inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s famous heart wrenching 6 word story: “For sale, baby shoes, never worn.” The result is the Doctor Bell Tinnitus Cure Study 421: Rotary.

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Poem: Moon Struck

Photo by Guzman Barquin on Unsplash used for Feature Image.

I watched the moon levitate

Trapped in wonder on the shore

As it shimmered

A golden pathway

To my feet.

What if other upturned eyes

Are storing that peaceful glow

Shared vision

A magnet between us

When we meet?

©2012 Jan L. Mayes

Moon Struck is included in my one and only poetry ebook. Every now and then, I add new poems in a free update to Gossamer: A Poetry Collection (2016).

Jan