Thursday, June 24, 2010

Six Words?

Writing a 200-word story was hard enough. The final (optional) assignment for the short story class I'm taking is to write a six-word story.

How about:

"Please don't shoot," she begged. BANG!


Blood dripped on the suicide note.

They don't sound like stories to me. Hemmingway used the ad format, maybe I can work with that:

YARD SALE: All his stuff FREE.

Now that the class is over, I'm starting on a short story targeted for Harlequin's Nocturne Bites.

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