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Date: 8-13-2018
Word Limit: 1400
Words Written: 14,764

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(Special thanks to Chili.)

One of my favorite movies is Roman Holiday. Starring Audrey Hepburn, the film depicts a princess who sneaks off during a state visit to adventure around Rome. Along the way, she meets with an American reporter, played by Gregory Peck, and the two enjoy a few days together. Though they grow as people and develop a meaningful relationship, the two must return to their responsibilities at the end of the movie. They likely never see each other again but carry the experience for the rest of their lives.

This week, I want stories like that. I want tiny, meaningful relationships between people who only know each other for a fleeting moment. Within your story, you must have at least two characters who:

1.) Meet for the first time;
2.) Experience something brief and important together; and
3.) Separate and likely never see each other again.

These characters do not need to be formally introduced. They do not need to talk at all. They do, however, need to be aware of each other in some way, shape, or form. Genre and setting can be whatever you want, but you can request a flash rule from one of the judges if you are struggling to find inspiration.

Per the usual, no fanfic, erotica, quote tags, or Google Docs.

12 Total Submissions, 6 Total Failures:

Failures who signed up but did not submit: