The task: write a 50 word (exactly!) story. This year, the theme word was shadow. The title is not included in the word count.
I’m sure you can see what I’ve done. It’s far more obvious that last year’s obscure effort!
Penelope is my boss. ‘Pen Umbra Undercover Protection,’ she answers the phone. Dark and dim are our daily duty. When trust clouds, business shines. The faithless fog their indistinct way, yet we follow. Murk and dusky paths mark our way of gloom.
My employment is under a shadow.