Starry Night

The 100 Word Challenge from Velvet Verbosity invites writers to tell a story in exactly 100 words based on a one word prompt. This week’s word is sleek

SuperMoon was down a flight of stairs from the sidewalk. The door opened to a wide hallway with a ceiling lit like a starry night.  

Jay stood inside facing the entrance. 

He had been the gatekeeper ever since the club opened. His custodian’s job paid the bills but every night except on Sundays, he was at the club. SuperMoon attracted a sleek, moneyed crowd partial to late nights, highballs and muted jazz.

Jay pulled at his shirt sleeves and patted his hair.  Tonight’s the night, he told himself. He opened the door, nodded hello and nothing was ever the same.

12 thoughts on “Starry Night

  1. UGH! I’m dying to read more! Tha’s some nice writing, leaving the reader in a panic of curiosity. 🙂 Hello, I’m a new 100 words particpant too. Looking forward to more of your writing!

  2. And didn’t Sunday Morning report on the moon yesterday…it was called the
    Supermoon!!!..yikes..I would vote for you..I actually want to go to the Supermoon..down those steps!..nice job you writer ..of writers!!!!

  3. Nice. I want to know what he’s gonna do now! Totally awesome entry!

    I agree it’s a good mental stretching exercise—through my work with VV’s meme, I’ve rediscovered my writing muscle (which I had originally honed while getting an English degree), and find the experience I’ve gotten from doing this bit of microfiction has helped me in editing my larger works!

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