1968 was written for a Flash Fiction competition in the space of 55 hours. The rules were:
A max. of 500 words.
Your story must take place on Christmas Eve either 50 years ago or 50 years into the future.
The first word of your story must rhyme with the last word of your story. (They cannot be the same word.)
Your story must include the line IT WAS GONE IN A FLASH.