Submitted for the #55wordchallenge Week 15

For those that are uninitiated, the 55 Word Challenge is a contest to write a story in 55 words or less. Not an easy task, but fun and our host has been blown away by some of the entries. The rules for participating and past contests can be found at the link above.  The challenge begins at noon Eastern time every Wednesday and ends at noon the following Tuesday. Winners will be posted Wednesday. The story is based on one of three photo prompts.  This is my first time participating in this challenge.  I have chosen the photograph of the night cyclist for my 55 word story, The Ride of Hope.

Night Cyclist

Night Cyclist

Steve had to sell his car to pay for the private detective. Two years ago, the detective and the Facebook page dedicated to finding his sister had many leads which all were dead ends. After a year of silence, Steve road his bicycle on a dark night hoping tonight’s message had been from his sister.

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11 responses

  1. Ooh, I love the dark tone in this one, Maryann! I hope that the message is what he hopes it would be. Nice 🙂

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  2. Birgit says:

    Great story and so much in a few words. Hope it is good news and a nice reunion

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  3. It would be wonderful to find a lost family member. I must be naive, as I did not initially see the dark overtones that others noticed!

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  4. Uma says:

    I liked the mystery and hope thrown in the story..beautiful take on the prompt!

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  5. Maryann ,what a co-incidence! I read in the newspaper today (Mumbai ,Times of India) that a cyclist rode to work but never reached his office and his family and friends started a fb page to find him. They have major clues leading to the city of Ahmedabad. I hope he is traced. As Shailaja has said there is a dark enigmatic tone to your tale and hope that his sis is found and is safe.

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  6. 55 words hiding a bigger tale

    my entry Lucky Coin

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