I wrote this very short piece for the competition that Alison Wells hosted to celebrate the launch of her novel:- Housewife with a Half-Life.
The challenge was to write a story of exactly 42 words, prompted by - “The meaning of Life, The Universe, and Everything.” - from Douglas Adams' - The Hitch-hiker's guide to the galaxy.
The competition received a very good response of fifty submissions, and you can check out all of the entries, and the competition results here:-
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42 The meaning of life.
In my prison, life has no meaning.
Forty two goddamn centuries they gave me.
You've heard the story of the man who sold the world?
I stole the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.
Trouble is, I got caught.
©2012 Stephen. J. Green.