A Promise to Love and Protect

The front door exploded. Splinters pelted drywall, some striking a surprised woman. A giant hissing, scale-covered gorgon entered. A man yanked a mirror off the wall. The living snakes dancing on the monster’s head writhed at its reflection and then turned to stone. The man dropped his makeshift weapon and cared for his bleeding wife.


Erik Gustafson.

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheAustinBriggs.Private Austin Briggs

    This is classic :) A complete story in 55 words – it might be the most technically perfect example yet!

    Loved the action, too. Great concise writing.

    • http://twitter.com/Eriktiger Erik gustafson

      Thank you for your kind words! Its a challenge for sure.