"festival" a fifty-word story written using the Freewrite prompt. Humpbuckle Tales 25

in #humpbuckletales2 months ago


The town festival is held on the last Saturday of November.

Congregating on the old dock to drink, and make merry, the whole town 'oohs and ahhs' in delight, as colourful fireworks explode above their heads.

At the stroke of midnight revelers take to the ocean.

Drownings are surprisingly rare.


I wrote this fifty-word story using @mariannewest's @freewritehouse Freewrite Writing prompt "festival"

This is the 25th 50-word story in the Humpbuckle Tales series.

Humpbuckle Tales are designed to be read as a microfiction story in their own right. But they are part of a bigger tale. You can find all the tales in one place at the @humpbuckletales account (which exists simply to reblog the tales).

You can find an author reading of the first ten tales in this post, or on YouTube (I would appreciate it greatly if you could subscribe to my Humpbuckle Tales YouTube channel!) or as a podcast.

I'd love to know what you think of the tales, which characters are your favourites, etc. Comments are always appreciated.

I am not currently running a ZapFic contest, but if you write a microfiction story of less than 100 words feel free to tag me and I will read it. If I like it you'll get an upvote and a reblog.

Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful day.



Thanks for this beautiful opportunity to create an artificial world for our audience. Here is mine story too https://ecency.com/hive-161155/@alovely088/the-traditional-marriage
Happy reading. Thanks

GOOD NEWS (for me with the glacially slow internet): I can read your stories at a website. phew But I didn't SEE the URL, I heard.... what was it... humpbacktales.com? ..... I've been tweeting and sharing links to your series. Love the fireplace, the guitar, the narrator, the everything! But just when I think this lovable Brit has a Mr. Rogers vibe with his entry into a room to tell us a story, we get these dark tales of the jealous sister and the lost bike, a suicide/murder.... This is Mr. Rogers with a Dark Side! #Loveit

#humpbuckletales (Not HumpBACK, I knew that! My fingers type what they want, never mind what my brain is telling them to type.)

The website is humpbuckletales.com

It runs behind Hive, though. Only up to episode 14 on there.

Tganks for your kind words and support 😊

A 50-word micro-fiction. This is the first I have heard of it. Hehe, nicely written.

Festivals are for merry making...glad no one drowned. 😄