I attempted this exercise on Curtis Brown’s excellent ‘ Start your Novel course’ and it does reveal how much the point of view of any narrative, substantially affects the outcome! The use of first person POV when dealing with a speaker with grandiosity, drained me!
I love writing six word tales. They have a intimate compression that ‘leaks’ drama and mystery, adding resonance to a simple idea so that the idea becomes wider and suggestive. Like poetry, the words each have to connect in immediate yet sometimes unexpected ways. It’
That Saturday afternoon George had gone to Buxton with several friends and his Aunt in her last blue mini. They had stopped on the long hill leading down in Buxton’s centre, and climbed out of the car, following Gertrude’s rather large brown boots up the path of an old s