WordPress says:

For this week’s challenge, you must write a fifty-word story. Not five thousand, not five hundred, but precisely fifty words. Though tiny, a “fifty” can lead to great things. By composing one, you’ll understand something crucial about writing, editing, and the creative process — something that an aviator summed up better than I can:

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

– Antoine de Saint-Exuper

Hello dear friends

I couldn’t resist this: less rather than more, words … but I’ve done it!


50 words

When I was sixteen my whole life lay ahead of me. Bathed in promise it excited me with hope.

I was forced to leave school then … no teaching career possible.

Now I am sixty-seven I look back and understand that fate hands us what we need not what we want.

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