#MicroMondays — Oh The Horror

3C0A0AB0-8A17-4D18-A87B-44E8F38712D6It had been a while since Grant last used his treadmill and he though he was settling to a decent rhythm when he slipped and fell off. Oh the horror!


So this week’s MicroMondays challenge was to write a 30-word post using the words, “settling to a decent rhythm.” An additional requirement this week was to make the 30-word post a horror story.

Yes, you heard right. A 30-word horror story that includes the specified five words from a randomly chosen page of a book. Why 30 words? Well, apparently because the words appear on page 30 of the John le Carré book, Our Kind of Traitor.

As to my response being a horror story, well, from Grant’s perspective, falling off a moving treadmill is a kind of horror story…for him, anyway.

If my post isn’t enough of a horror story for you, well, feel free to stop reading it now.

13 thoughts on “#MicroMondays — Oh The Horror

  1. baddadcartoons101 December 18, 2017 / 8:29 am

    Most people’s goals are to not fall off that metaphorical treadmill called Monday

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  2. newepicauthor December 18, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    Your post was a bit short, but I loved the explanation that followed.

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    • Fandango December 18, 2017 / 1:19 pm

      There’s only so much you can write in a 30-word post!

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      • newepicauthor December 18, 2017 / 2:50 pm

        I am going to give it a try, although this is not my thing.

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          • newepicauthor December 18, 2017 / 4:07 pm

            If I did not have to use that phrase, “settling to a decent rhythm”, I could have said “people are burning and dying”, which I think would have made it much better.

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            • Fandango December 18, 2017 / 4:42 pm

              Well, that’s the challenge, to use the selected phrase verbatim. That’s part of what makes it a challenge.

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  3. Varad December 21, 2017 / 1:25 am

    There are different types of horrors in this world. Nothing is too big are too small. Nicely done, Dango.

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    • Fandango December 21, 2017 / 6:00 am

      Thanks, Varad.

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  4. ddeepa May 1, 2018 / 10:34 am

    Wow. Humour and horror in 30 words. Sorry but that got me chuckling too but I can imagine the horror! Nicely done!

    Cheers,
    Deepa
    2018: A-Z

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