A 55 word story of a boy who participated in a debate competition.
Seated in the front row, John stared at the rostrum. His heart pounded faster. An aura of fervid emotions surrounded him. A conspicuous silence reigned over the audience as the winner of the Debate Competition was going to be announced.
“Now the winner is...”, a voice echoed in the hall
His face reddened.
“John Abbey !”
This story won the Second Place in Round 127 (27 December 2009) "55 Words - Hall of Fame"