Furious Fiction – October 2018
The brief for the AWC Furious Fiction–October 2018 short story competition was as follows:
- Your story’s title must be THE LOST HOUR – and the content of the story should relate in some way to that title (interpret it however you want).
- Your story must include the phrase IT WAS LIGHTER – either as part of a sentence or as a sentence on its own.
- Your story must include a sentence with the names of at least THREE COLOURS in it.
The Lost Hour
It was lighter outside than usual when my alarm screamed at me to wake up.
When I looked at my phone, I saw that it was 9am instead of 8am. It wasn’t daylight savings, I didn’t change my alarm settings, I had literally lost an hour of my life!
I looked down at myself and saw I was still in my pyjamas but my hair was scruffy with leaves in it and I had bruises all over me both green and yellow, and I had a black eye and a “Z” shaped scar on my right arm. I clearly got into a fight in my lost hour of sleep but I can’t find any evidence on my battered body of who it was with.
There’s only one way to find out what happened to me…time to get up.