Random Writing Challenge; 60 Word Stories; Can you keep it short and sweet?
Keeping it Brief
Lita Sorensen recently posted a random poetry challenge here on hub-pages, and being very keen on poetry, I decided to try my hand. I’ve written several, and posted some of them, and I have to say that I’ve really enjoyed taking part. With poetry you can say a great deal in just a few words, which suits minimalist writers like myself. Your reader is likely to get to the end and actually digest the full substance, and a satisfying experience is had by all.
So, fresh from that particular challenge I have another to lay down before you gifted and talented hubbers out there. The sixty word story challenge. Yes, that’s right. You have up to sixty words to write your tale in. It must have a beginning, a middle and an end. It can be funny, romantic, up-beat or tragic, but it must be satisfying to read.
Just to get you rolling on this, I’ve penned a few of my own:
Stanley and Freddy looked up eagerly as Julie brought their plates in. Would it be that wonderful Chicken Chow today, or the tasty beef in gravy? Maybe it would be venison, or perhaps even duck! Stanley sniffed the air appreciatively while Freddy panted in anticipation. Meal-times had been great since Julie discovered that new range of dog food!
The Old House
Jim and Milly felt sad as they sat in the house for the last time. There were so many memories here. Jim had decorated it. Milly had made cushions and curtains. It was so homely. ‘Seems a shame to take it down’ Jim said as he descended the ladder, ‘But the new tree-house will be much better.’
Their eyes met, and there was an instant attraction. They talked. They laughed. It was all going so well until they started the karaoke machine, but Betty knew it was over as soon as he started to sing. ‘If music be the food of love,’ she explained pulling her coat on, ‘I think I’d rather eat somewhere else!’
I hope you have fun with this, and I will post more of my own as and when I get the inspiration.