100 Word Novel – One: The Lookout

Fort Wednesday stood resolute in the falling snow.

Within the high wooden walls lived ninety-six men, women and children. As far as they knew they were the last survivors of the plague that had swept the Earth, destroying everything it touched.

The lookout stood at his post in a raised wooden tower looking out across the tundra. His name was Joe and as he watched the snow fall he realised with a detached certainty that though this would be the Fort’s first winter, for some of the people who dwelt within its twenty-foot high walls it would be their last.

 

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Introduction to the 100 WORD NOVEL.

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