Andrea stood in the doorway of the public restroom holding her crotch, the voice in her head telling her, “green is bad . . . green is bad . . . .” She knew what she had to do. Count. Counting the occurrences of green would make the room safe, even if she wet her pants before making it to the toilet.
The 55 Word Challenge is a contest to write a story in 55 words or less. The challenge runs every Wednesday, beginning at noon and ends every Thursday at noon, and is hosted by author Lisa McCourt Hollar.