Stories and Poems

Word of the Day Prompt: Interregnum

The Challenge:

Using any dictionary website’s word of the day as a prompt, write a story that is 100 words or less.

September 14, 2018: Interregnum (


It has been eight years since the interregnum began. I was just a child then, but no one is a child now. We divulged into chaos sooner than anyone might have imagined. The first genocide was of innocence. Then, of faith. Now, of hope. The Freedom Fighters won, but there is no freedom. I know I will die tomorrow. I’ve seen the crows; heard the howls. They are coming for me. But before I go, there’s one last thing I must do. Under the light of the glistening moon, I trek to the Killing Wall. I carve one word: Remember.

Word Count: 100

© Shyla Fairfax-Owen


If you decide to take the word of the day challenge, please link back to me so I can see what you come up with 🙂

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