Short version - write a story 100 words exactly or less than 30. Examples here. Add your story in the comments, then link your blog so we can see your style in it's full glory.
The fireworks lit up her face. She smiled with the unabandoned joy of a child. The truth was, it wasn’t the New Year’s celebrations that caused her spirit to soar.
The difficult year, with its tragedy and constant disappointments, was almost over. As the lights in the sky died out, and the starry night pulled its dark covers over those below, the stillness would herald the new start for another year.
A fresh beginning for her. This time, that was enough of a joyous occasion. Something truly worth celebrating. The countdown had begun. It was seconds away. She finally felt peace.
Have a wonderful new year everybody - I'm off line until 13th, enjoying the real world. Safe travels and here's to a happy 2014!
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