Fifty Word Story Challenge (Guess the Theme!)

It’s a type of standard,

A sudden rush.

You can catch it’s fever

Or grind it to dust.

It’s the beautiful gift

Of fifty years.

You take what is ‘mine’

And reduce me to tears.

It’s the name of a state

Silver cannot compete.

It’s a medal, a plate, or even a leaf.

Dig for the answer

Or pan if you may

To uncover the theme

Of our challenge today

What Am I?

And the answer is…

Yes, I’m going to make you scroll *winks*

You’re so close…

Have you guessed the theme yet?

….

….

And

the

….

answer

…is

….

Gold!

For the 50 Word story challenge, I’m going to be focusing on the theme of gold. And what’s gold without an adventure?

Ladies and gentlemen, I now present to you the Fifty Word Story (with a special surprise at the end).


Tom plummeted into the chasm. Randolph grabbed his ankle.

“Let the gold go!” Randolph grunted.

“But our search—”

“It’s not worth it.”

Tom reluctantly let the bag go. Randolph pulled him up.

“I’m sorry.” Tom sobbed.

Randolph hugged him.

“It’s okay, son.”

The golden words Tom always wanted to hear.


Now for the fun part! I’m turning this challenge into a tag. So, here’s the rules:

  • Nominate a blogger with fifty or more followers (social media or a newsletter is fine as an alternative.)
  • Write a fifty word story in any genre
  • Include the theme or element of gold in your story
  • Don’t forget to link back to the person who nominated you (as well as the original creator please!).

Now, let’s see… I know of a few people who for sure have fifty followers (or more), so here we go:

Teen Writers’ Nook

Sisters Three

Sarah Baran

Tasha Van Kesteren

Pearl

E.G Bella

And anyone else who wants to do this!


Thanks so much for reading! Last, but not least, I’ll be doing a ‘Get to Know Me Post’, and I’ll be opening a form for questions by the end of the week!

Until then…

Have you ever tried panning for gold before? How many of you guessed the answer right away? Let’s visit in the comments below!

24 thoughts on “Fifty Word Story Challenge (Guess the Theme!)

  1. AHHH HI!!! i’m new to your blog BUT OBSESSED WITH IT ALREADY!!! your design is GORGEOUS AND I LOVE!!!! ALSO YOUR POSTS ARE PERFECTION OKAY??? I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS STORY AND AM IN AWE OF YOU FOR MANAGING TO WRITE IT IN ONLY 50 WORDS 😭❤❤ CANNOT WAIT TO DEVOUR MORE OF YOUR POSTS AND INTERACT MORE WITH YOU!!! OH AND DID I MENTION I ABSOLUTELY LOOOOVE YOUR BLOG??

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    1. Hi there!! It’s so nice to meet you Anoushka. Oh, thank you so much for your sweet comments! They really made me smile. I’m so glad you enjoy the blog, and I can’t wait to write more posts too!

      How has your week been? Do you like writing too?

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      1. ❤❤❤
        it’s been really busy, but pretty good otherwise!! what about you???
        ahhhh YESS!!! i write fiction a lot and am working on a fantasy wip currently! and also the occassional short story!

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          1. ahhh i’m sorry for replying so late!!

            it’s basically about a girl who used to live in a haunted house but is now a thief and breaks into people’s houses for a living AND ALSO HAS AN UNHEALTHY WAFFLES OBSESSION. i also wrote a post about it once actually!

            WHAT ABOUT YOU??? ARE YOU WORKING ON ANYTHING CURRENTLY??

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            1. No problem!
              Ah, that’s very intriguing. And she loves waffles?? Lol, I don’t think I’ve met a character like that before!

              I’m working on an MG novella about three sisters whose mom is in a coma. Yes, it’s a bittersweet kind lol.

              How have you been this week?

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  2. WHOA, girl, I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Aaaah I have no idea how you managed to write a story in fifty words. I’m such a rambler this is going to be hard. *takes a deep breath* But I accept the challenge!!! THANK YOU for the tag!!!!!! Let the fun begin. *smirks*

    Soooo I did not guess the theme was gold. My guess was like death or learning to live again… I think I have super depressing thoughts. XDDD And YES!! I did kind of go panning for gold once. It was like truly going panning for gold. It was more of this museum of a former gold mine and they had this area set up where you could try to pan for gold. I never found any, but two of my sisters found a tiny speck of gold. Anyway, this was a super fun post, and I loved it!!!!!!!

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    1. AHH!! So glad to have you here, Issabelle! I’m happy to hear you loved it.
      I look forward to seeing what you come up with 🙂

      Lol…actually, I like those themes of death and learning to live again. I’ll have to try that in a future riddle! Thanks for sparking an idea XD.

      Ooo, that sounds like fun. Yeah, I only found a few flakes. Super exciting as a kid, but in reality, not worth much XD.

      But that’s so cool they turned a mine into a museum! Did you get to go inside the mine?

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  3. OOOOOHHHH!!! Loved the story, love the tag, love the riddle…basically, this whole post was fantastic!!! I am officially nominating myself! XD And I can’t wait for your get to know me post!!! 😀

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  4. Very intriguing, Lily. But I can never seem to get my stories down to 50 words.
    Here is my failed attempt: (126 words)

    “How far down does this shaft go, Bryson?” an authoritative male voice queried.
    “Echo reads about 450 feet give or take, Commander. We should be seeing it soon.” another voice responded.
    A sodium vapor headlamp illuminated gray rock and swirling silt with each sweeping pass as a figure in a hard-shelled EV (extra vehicular) suit descended into the liquid depths ahead. External noises were muted, transmissible only in the liquid pockets through which the two explorers traveled. Respiration noises came at irregular intervals.
    “How’s your BP, Bryson? I’m detecting a rise in your O2 saturation. Don’t get too far ahead and spool out the tether.”
    “Sir, I think I just spotted the target.”
    “Details.”
    “Gold, sir. It’s made of pure gold. A sarcophagus of some sort.”

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    1. Thanks, Brian!
      I know, flash fiction is something I’ve been trying to work on Lol.
      Hey, I really liked this story! 126 words is still pretty short; great job! By the way, a sodium vapor headlamp just sounds cool. I’ll bet my dad would love one of those! (or maybe he’d want a hard shelled EV suit instead…)

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  5. That was so funny dn the people in the beginning was great, honestly thought that was the story a minute …lol…oh no, you tagged us. *pulls you to the side and whispers* uh, Lily, were having trouble writing a 3,000 word story and you want us to do a 50 word story….lol…we will try our best!

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    1. Lol. I realized that I should’ve mentioned sooner I was doing an intro poem.
      *whispers to you* I know, the struggle is real; but I have every confidence in you! (Actually, maybe I should’ve added that you can go over 50 words if you have more than fifty followers….) *facepalm*

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      1. Lol…it was so good!
        *whispers* Haha, well thank you! (Oh, that’s good to know…I’ll tell the girls…lol…) why are we whispering again?
        Honestly, I can’t wait to try this out!

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