The Switch – #Writespiration

Writespiration – is a challenge courtesy of Sacha Black.  The challenge is to write something using the weekly theme in just 52 words…. EXACTLY 52 words, no more, no less.

This week Sacha has set the theme as The Switch. So here’s my story:

Come in, come in, they chorus.

Sit down, they say.

Make yourself comfortable, they say.

This won’t take long.

You understand why you’re here, don’t you?

It’s a big day for you, they claim.

Any last words, they ask?

We’re all ears.

Just before they press the switch that ends your life.


This was great fun to write!  Does that say something about me I wonder??


I look forward to seeing how others have interpreted this one. I’d love to know what you think of my 52 word story!

Deb 🙂

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  1. Fantastic! Dark, but fantastic! I didn’t see the switch coming!

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  2. Loved this – it’s amazing how much you can convey with only a few words.

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  3. Oh my goodness I didn’t see that coming! A great challenge but I’m not that confident I could do it in 52 words! have a great weekend.

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  4. Well done Deb, I really enjoyed reading that with my morning cuppa! Great punch line! Yes, may have a link to your previous life ☺ Might have a go at doing that challenge one day!!

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  5. Fun to write something dark! Loved it! The premise reminds me of the old movie Logan’s Run, where everyone who turned 30 had to “go to sanctuary” (IOW, death)!

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  6. I didn’t see that coming! Dark is sometimes fun, ain’t it?

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  7. Yikes!!! A twist in 52 words. (: Terrific!

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  8. Whoah, that was powerful. Didn’t see it coming. Great job Deb. x

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  9. They better keep their hands off my switch!! Lol

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  10. Hi,
    I figured it was about the electric chair? Am I wrong and obviously morbid?

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  11. I love how well you were able to set the strangely “come one, come all” feel of approaching ‘the switch’ in only 52 words! Makes me reminiscent of Jackson’s the Lottery.

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