No Peeking


“AH…” Tyler and Amy hollered.

Two tiny elves chased after the children, their sharp teeth chomping at the air. They stopped and giggled when the door closed behind the small tots.

“Hey!” Santa rolled out from where he landed in the fireplace. “Stop torturing the kids or they’ll never stop pissing on my lap.”


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.
My Past Winners & Honorable Mentions: Green is Bad, Fluffy, Tragedy and Treasure on Highway 7

Tragedy and Treasure on Highway 7

There’s no bicycle for Johnny Smithson this Christmas. His mother, a casualty of the icy curve on Highway 7, launched over the guardrail with the family’s layaway treasures. Although tragic, a blessing for the McAvoys who live beneath the embankment. Christmas morning the twins shared Johhny’s bicycle, while mother roasted Mrs. Smithson for holiday dinner.


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.
My Past Winners & Honorable Mentions: Green is Bad, Fluffy

Hear What? (Honorable Mention)

“Can you hear that?”

“Hear what?”

“The moaning.”

Steve laughed. “What exactly do you think is behind those doors? A whore house?”

“Very funny.” Mira crossed her arms. “Go knock. I dare you.”

Steve walked half way up the steps, paused and read the mailbox. “I’ll be damned. Death’s Door.”


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.
My Past Winners & Honorable Mentions: Green is Bad, Fluffy, Hear What?

Buck Buck

Oh, hell, here I am again, left behind. Lucky for me, she can’t sleep without her Buck Buck, and she’ll make everyone miserable until I’m back in her arms.

I wonder how long it’ll take them to find me, and I sure hope I don’t get pee’d on by a pack of dogs this time.


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.
My Past Winners & Honorable Mentions: Green is Bad, Fluffy

Second Sight

No one’s thoughts are that blank. The fortuneteller shook the baby’s head to clear its sight. Is he hiding something horrible from my client? She aimed the head at the man again, then closed her eyes and concentrated.

The doll slipped from her hands, her mouth gaping. He squeezes the toothpaste from the middle.


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.
My Past Winners & Honorable Mentions: Green is Bad, Fluffy

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