Serves you right! (100 word short-story)

Rob hated his God forsaken life. “What else do you expect from a blind, forty-year old, trash collector?” He shouted at the sky, spurting spit all over his face. “This world will end, but these baboons will never learn to throw their shit where it belongs!” He felt paper rustling beneath his feet and caught it with a trash grabber. Unlike his usual way of crumpling up paper, he spent extra time ripping the winning million dollar lottery ticket to pieces.

“Serves you right!” Rob had a habit of talking to trash. He limped on with a big grin.


Writing 101 challenge day 5 prompt:

You stumble upon a random letter on the path. You read it. It affects you deeply, and you wish it could be returned to the person to which it’s addressed. Write a story about this encounter.

Today’s twist: Approach this post in as few words as possible.




  1. alphabetstory · June 6, 2014

    Great take on the prompt. Did he or didn’t he know–oh yeah…read it again. he was a blind trash collector. Nicely written.


  2. Joan Tatley · June 6, 2014

    I like your irony 🙂


  3. Bruce Goodman · June 6, 2014

    Eeek! Ouch!


  4. innatejames · June 6, 2014

    Well done, Nida! A very imaginative and unexpected ditty!


  5. Hugh's Views and News · June 7, 2014

    What a beautiful yet sad story Nida. A wonderful double twist with you telling us he is blind towards the beginning of the story and then he rips that winning lottery ticket up at the end.


    • Nida S. · June 7, 2014

      I know. I felt sad writing it. Thanks for reading:)!


  6. Meg Writes Stuff · June 10, 2014

    Oooh, lovely story! 😀


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