Odd number and it was chocolate bar, even number and it was an apple.

Johnny rolled the dice.

It stopped on five. Yes!, he thought.

It tipped over onto two.

Johnny nudged it back onto five.

Leaving things to chance was all very well, but self-determination definitely had it’s benefits.


Written for the Scottish Book Trust’s monthly 50-word Fiction competition. Write a story in 50 words or less based on a photo prompt – this month’s task was to write a story featuring a roll of the dice. More information HERE.

10 responses to “ROLL OF THE DICE”

  1. Clever take on the photo. Love it. Except … as anyone in Vegas will tell you, the five and two are on opposite sides of a die. Hmmmm…

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    1. I’m not sure anything in the story contradicts that fact. Thanks for reading as always 🙂


  2. Ha! Ha! I’m with Johnny here! Chocolate wins anytime. 😀

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    1. Thanks Sailaja, me too 😉

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  3. Ooh I hope it was dark chocolate! 😊 Great take!

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  4. So, you can publish your submission on your blog whilst it is also being entered into a competition?

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    1. To be honest I’m not sure, but you only win a mug so it’s not a disaster​ if they disqualify you! Just a good excuse for another writing prompt.


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