I may have been inspired. I say may because I don’t know that I can be good at this writing exercise. I read a post by David Allen at http://allenfiction.com/2013/02/04/custody/ on hint fiction. Extra short stories are now blooming in my mind. A profusion of blossoms both pretty and pretty bad have shown up. Most I’ve since forgotten. I’ve got to start taking pencil and paper to bed with me.
The idea is to tell a story in 25 words or less. As David says, it’s a Haiku for prose.
There are other forms of short fiction, albeit longer ones, including Micro and Flash fiction. But this one seems to lend itself to my adult ADD.
The first one I want to share may not be a complete story. You will have to let me know what you think. It was inspired by a story my friend Sherri told me a few days ago.
Here it is:
In a roomful of women, she spoke in a tone only a dog could hear.
‘See all them bitches ears perk up?” she said.
One more before I leave you:
I built the house where she ate her dinners and scanned the landscape. I didn’t recognize the signs and one day Kitty was gone.
Have a lovely weekend! And many thanks for reading.