Another of the Carrot Ranch Rodeo prompts was to write a three-act story in 99 words (no more, no less). Since the Rodeo is over, here is my attempt at the prompt. Does it work as three acts? This writer isn’t sure so feel free to weigh in.
(Untitled: Three Act Story)
Ben convinced Leslie to crash the Halloween party hosted by their hated rivals. Les agreed only because he would be wearing a costume and would be incognito, preventing any altercations, he hoped.
Once there, Les relaxed becoming fast friends with a student from the other school. It was only during the unmasking at the end of the evening that he realized that his new friend went to the rival school.
The attraction was mutual; they tried to keep their new relationship a secret. Their forbidden love revealed, Leslie and Ronan committed suicide, leaving two families and two schools devastated.
Nancy Brady, 2019
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