Captivity

It’s been a busy week. Therefore, I haven’t been able to write a blog post with which I was happy enough to put out today.

But do not despair!

I thought it would be nice to share a little fifty-word story of mine that was featured on Fiftywordstories.com a little while back. I wrote it for this blog when I was just starting out and didn’t have much of a following.

I hope you enjoy it.


She is a dancer, twisting her lithe grey body through the air as rivulets of water streak along her slender flanks.

At the peak of her flying pirouette, she can just make out the other dolphins playing in the distance.

Then her vision falls behind the stalls.

The audience applauds.


Thanks for reading.

As always, feel free to leave a comment below! I love a good chat.

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12 thoughts on “Captivity

  1. As of today I have begin to think about 50 word stories .. I have never written one and so was excited that you posted:).. Also.. Wanted to follow this 50 word site you referred to but could not find …

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    1. It’s a great challenge for writing a whole story concisely. As for the website, did you click on the hyperlink in the text? It should take you right through to it. I just checked it and it still works.

      Thank you for the comments :).

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  2. Mandie Hines

    Nice work, Jordan. I really like the Fifty Word Stories site. I’ve had a couple of pieces published on there myself. I even inspired a friend to write a piece for the website. He’s a civil engineer, so it was really fun to get someone who doesn’t normally write to try the challenge. He won story of the week with his piece, so it turned out to be quite a success.
    Thanks for sharing your piece. This was a fun post, even if you were having trouble getting one out this week.

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    1. Thank you, Mandie. It’s a lovely little website, isn’t it? Congratulations to your civil engineer friend, I hope he carried on writing after that! I’ve seen some awesome writing from people from all walks of life. Some of the best poetry I’ve read was written by people serving life in prison.

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      1. Mandie Hines

        Unfortunately, I don’t believe that he has continued writing. I’m hoping that with an acceptance and a win that the seed is planted, and he’ll return to writing when he’s ready.
        I really think that everyone has their own set of stories to tell, so I try to encourage it whenever I see the spark of interest in someone. I think when there are more writers in the world, the community becomes richer, the opportunities increase, and it all leads to more readers.

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