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As I mentioned before, this writing prompt is inspired by our Mini Bootcamp, Twitter and Short Story classes this week and next week that pay homage to compact stories. Here’s a recipe for your own story that pays homage to small things.
Make a list of 5 things that you love that are short or small. Feel free to steal a few of mine (e.g. poems, flash fiction, little kids and the honest and funny things they say, comebacks, dark chocolate nibs from TJ’s, miniskirts, mini cupcakes). Now pick one. Add a specific sensory detail (smell, sound, taste, touch) that conveys what you love about this thing (e.g. For mini skirts, the feel of soft, stretchy fabric against my thigh).
Spend 10 minutes writing a story, poem, or scene that includes this short or small thing and the specific sensory detail. Don’t forget to post the results of your writing session in the comments of this blog to be entered into the May/June contest!
Write about something that you love that is short or small. Post your story, scene or poem in the comments of this blog for your chance to win a free class!