Writing a 50 word short story is great fun and an excellent way to discipline your writing and recognize the value and effect of word choice. Short stories, like poetry, involve a pronounced degree of selectivity,as short stories require thrift!
Last week, I dozed in my chair beside the fire and woke to the peculiar ‘vision’ of a blue bus apparently stationary in my garden. Of course this was an optical illusion brought on by a privet hedge and my drowsiness, but I ‘wrote’ the following as a text tale in 5 minutes and really enjoyed the spontaneity and focus!
‘Through my living room I can see a huge blue bus. Would it sound remarkable if I was to add that two of the passengers are not human, yet are singing something about the sea?
Now the kindest is inviting me to join them.
”My dear, should I go? ‘
How to analyse a text quickly!
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