If you think it is not easy to write a story in 2,000 words, what would you say about writing a story in 55 words? Yes, it is possible!
That is Flassh55 or 55Fiction. Flash55 has been around for years but with the rage for blogging, they are making the rounds on blogs nowadays.
If 55 is not enough of a challenge for you, then try it in 6 words. A story in 6 words? I am not kidding. Yes, it is possible!
Ernest Hemingway wrote:
Then there are others:
Trust me, I did my best.
Conceived, implored, employed, adored, retired, ignored.
Four Weddings, Three kids, then cancer.
Aspirations compromised by procrastination, then children.
If only I had turned left.
Which one do you like out of these? Now, for my personal taste, six-word composition is far too short, though the gems above are impressive.
These days I'm in a mood for writing Flash55. I shall choose only those words that are absolutely essential, get rid of the frills and come out with an essence of an interesting scenario, or a message, if not a story. And yes, let it be prose or poetry, whichever is easier for you.
Let us not think writing simply is not elegant. Beauty, most often, lies in the simplest of things.
Would you like to try this out? Just 55 words. No excuse of lack of time. Let's take up the challenge.
I already have, and have posted the following two:
Have a wonderful day.