962. Number of words
© Bruce Goodman 29 May 2016
Killian made it a principle of life to write something every day. He would sit at his desk at the same time each morning and begin to type. Sometimes the words flowed; sometimes not.
These days he had become bored. He needed a new sort of challenge. He thought he would pick a number at random – something between ten and one hundred and fifty. Then he would write a story using that exact number of words.
For example, today’s story is eighty four words. Make that eighty five. Eighty nine. Ninety one. Ninety three.
Oh God! What a stupid thing to do. One hundred and