How to Write a Story in 55 Words
I know sometimes I make it look easy, but writing micro-fiction, especially micro-fiction in such a niche, can be tricky. There are days when an idea comes to me and is developed in one, two minutes. However. there are also occasions when a single thought haunts my mind for hours, days, weeks, before coming to life. Ideas don’t always come out the way I want them to and improvisation is often a must.
Writing one of these every single day for almost two years in a row has given me certain “routines” though. It’s certainly fun to always look out for new ways to use them, push the limits of what can and can’t be done in this particular format. When such variations work, I’m elated. When they don’t, I get a little disappointed but I always learn something new. I have lots of “failed” attempts on my hard drive waiting for another chance to be of use. Every now and then, I re-read them, trying to find a new angle, a new point of connection. I’ve been able to do that just on a few occasions, but many others remain in the limbo of creativity.
Anyway, it would be fun for me to continue talking about this and the myriad of processes that take place in my mind when I’m devising a new entry but I’m not going to do that. This blog entry was created as a way to highlight a little bit of entertainment I created a while back that some of you probably never read. I’m talking about my short piece How to Write a Story in 55 Words, which you can find by following this link. It certainly puts some things in perspective in a humorous way. I hope you have fun going through it. Today’s entry in the 2017 FD MC Challenge will appear later in the day.