Weekly Writing challenge: Leav’em wanting more

Go for a classic genre of suspense: write a horror story, using the break to build tension as your readers move to the next page.
Weekly Writing Challenge: Leav’em wanting more

The Writer sat at the computer and studied his next challenge. Challenges were important to him. He had completed every challenge to perfection. He had learned to follow every sign, every information, every instruction on the template. He knew what he was doing and now for the first time he could use the so-called More button. The one that had been staring at him for so long. Two think lines enclosing three dots. The Writer knew it must be something important. Something his blogging sensation needed to sooth the prickles that tickled the back of his neck when he was ready to blog, to partake in a worldwide experience, reserved for only those that knew.

This time he was writing without making a draft in his Word page. He was not even using the Wordpad. Just to be certain it would work, he wrote direct into the posting system. He could take no chance of strange codes, programmes, text forms, taking over his perfect work. A Java text configuration would have been poison, death, to his creation. His fingers trembled as he touched the keys, waiting for that important moment to impart a continuation of his story. The perfection of his text. A solution to the tense atmosphere he had developed in this, his so important text, releasing the tensity of his presentation. How long could he persevere, maintain the atmosphere hanging in the balance until the unfolding of its true meaning appeared on the next page where more would be waiting.

It was now or never and so he pressed the dubious button, the More, as a release to his nervosity.

And the deed was done. He was on a More circuit. He was found some time later by his cleaning lady. He withdrawn from the world concentrating on the important task to be managed. He had refused to eat and no drop of liquid had touched his lips. He had tried so often to solve the More problem without success. He died of starvation, thirst, of despair and frustration. It was then that I arrived in his office and saw the result caused by the More button of the new Weekly Challenge. He had left a note.

“Please help me. It must be done, it can be done, but I am defeated. Solve the problem to help others to succeed. I admit I was worthless, I had no understanding of the difficulties of the task that lay ahead. ”

He was buried in a quiet corner of the graveyard. On his tombstone stood the words W.I.P. (Write in Peace). He died in the service of others his life terminated by the More button. His life’s work was not completed but he had faith.”

10 thoughts on “Weekly Writing challenge: Leav’em wanting more

  1. It took me awhile to figure out how it worked, but I guess I confused it with the nextpage tag 🙂

    I had t go back to my email notification and glad that now I’m in the More circuit 🙂


  2. An adorable post! Nice to give it an ironic twist! My only criticism is that some of the individual paragraphs were a bit large. Nonetheless, it was great!


    • thanks for your comment and also the critic. I do so appreciate it when someone tells me how I could do it better. Quite honestly I still do not get the hang of this “More” thing. Do not see the purpose of having something you can only see if your tune in (or do not tune it) in the right way and be careful how you write it.. Perhaps I am doing something wrong.


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