Thirty Seconds Story #9: The News + Build a Story Competition Announcement

“Okay, newsflash!” she said, excitedly looking up at him.

“Ummm… can’t it wait? I’m already running late for work!” He replied irritably while he struggled with the knot of his tie.

She could see he wasn’t in a good mood. She decided to let it wait till he returned home.

But that never happened. The evening news showed her the pulverised remains of a car she knew too well. He had been driving rashly.

She wished she had told him the news that morning. He may have driven more responsibly had he known he was to be a Dad soon.





I know you’ve all been waiting for the Build a Story Comeptition’s story. The good news is I’m not going to keep you guys waiting for long. Saturday is the day folks!

But there’s something else I need from you.

I need you guys to vote for the sentences received and support the best sentence that you think should win the Thinking Cap Award.

While voting for your own line is allowed, voting multiple times is not. So just vote for the one you like best, guys.

To vote, head over to the comments section on this post, and just


the particular comment with the line. 


Also, please note that we haven’t yet hit the 2000 words mark yet. So feel free to contribute your own sentence, if you haven’t already, BUT BEFORE SATURDAY!

For details on how to write a line for the competition, or to vote, please head over to this post.

Have a great day!

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22 thoughts on “Thirty Seconds Story #9: The News + Build a Story Competition Announcement

  1. This story tears the heart and life can be such a bitch. I have done a story as part of a collection of short stories on someone who loses his life in a terror attack. His wife was expecting! A true story! You are such a brilliant writer whose words has such an impact.

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