Tuesday, May 27, 2014

In Jayne's World, we have to write...

Jayne Martin offers up a challenge this morning to get us writing after the long weekend.  (There was a weekend?)  

Per Jayne:
The challenge:  Write a story (beginning, middle and end) that hints at a larger story, but is complete within itself, in 25 words or less.  The most famous piece of hint fiction was written by Hemingway:
            For sale:  Baby Shoes.  Never worn.
Hint Fiction demands reader involvement.  “Why were the baby shoes never worn?” we’re left to contemplate.   It hints at much more, yet is complete in and of itself. 
Write your story on your own blog, then come back here and link up your post.  Be sure and visit everyone else’s offering and support your fellow writers with a comment.  If you don’t have a blog, you may leave your story in my comment section below.  Write and post as many as you want.   Link-up will be active through June 1st.  
Have fun!
Want to know more about hint fiction?   Visit Robert Swartwood's Hint Fiction website by clicking here. 
Here's mine:

Second Thought

Smelly toes, phlegmy cough, blanket hog. Where's dinner? he mumbles, shuffling in.  Eyes meet. He strokes my cheek. Memories swirl. Arsenic in my pocket weighs.

Join the fun.  Write your own, visit her site, and "link up:" HERE

12 comments:

Jayne Martin said...

And BOOM! You nailed it with quite a punch. Love it and sharing!

steph said...

Where's my dinner? Heavy on the arsenic. yes, you nailed it! Nice.

S.A. Molteni said...

Dropping by from Jayne's blog. Very good, definitely want to hear more of this story. :-)

Nicky said...

Enjoyed this a great deal... you conveyed quite a lot in so few words.

Kath said...

Fantastic!!!

nonamedufus said...

Poor guy. Bet he never saw it coming.

Cheryl said...

My first thought was exactly what Jayne wrote. Really well done!

Unknown said...

He is getting what is due him. My mind is racing!

http://howtobecomeacatladywithoutthecats.blogspot.com said...

Seems this challenge is all making us feel a bit dark! Well done!

Rossandra White said...

You got me with this. Didn't expect that pocketful at the end. Nicely done!

laughingmom said...

wicked!

Lauren Salkin said...

Nicely executed. : )