You’ve heard of flash fiction, which typically is a story in 1,000 words or fewer. Lightning fiction is… even faster. Okay, so way back when I was in a creative writing class, and we did a little project where we were to write a story in 55 words or less. The idea is to make it a complete story, that is, don’t set something up and then leave it hanging. We have to have an inkling of how the situation started, what’s happening right at that moment, and an idea of how it’s going to end. It’s really quite challenging, but also a lot of fun. Give it some Sci-Fi flair, if you please.