Writing 101: Day FIVE: Be Brief

And this is another take on the same prompt, ‘Be Brief’ with the ‘finding of a note/letter) . Enjoy!


Today’s Prompt:You stumble upon a random letter on the path.You read it. It affects you deeply, and you wish it could be returned to the person to which it’s addressed. Write a story about this encounter.

Today’s twist: Approach this post in as few words as possible.

None of us will ever know the whole story in other words. We can only collect a bag full of shards that each seem perfect.

— From100 Word Story‘sAbout page

Brevity is the goal of this task, although “brief” can mean five words or five-hundred words. You might write a fifty-word story, as writer Vincent Mars publishes on his blog,Boy in the Hat. Or you might tell your tale in precisely one-hundred words, like the folks at100 Word Story— an approach that forces you to question every word.

For writers who tend to write more, a longer…

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