First attempt at 100-word story

OK, no writing over the weekend, I was a bit lax but relatively busy. But here goes a 100-word story, I’ve been wanting to do this since I first read about it online.

He hung his head, waiting for the flow of angry words to stop. He had no answers to the questions coming at him. Nothing formed in his mind that would make sense. He couldn’t make the questions stop. He could only say nothing and absorb the anger, push down ill-advised comments. Later on, he desperately wanted to explain things, make everything better, but he couldn’t form the words properly. No matter how calming the words might sound in his head he wasn’t able to start talking. So once again, he kept his mouth shut and hoped things would get better.

(the idea for this comes from the 100-word story challenge on the Velvet Verbosity writing blog)

My first attempt at a ‘Twitter story’: 140 characters

I give myself extra points for hitting 140 characters right on the button. So, what, 1.1 points for this one? Anyway, I follow this guy on Twitter that started doing the original 140-character stories (I think he was the first, anyway), and apparently this is ‘a thing’ for writers to do. So here I go:

As she waved goodbye, he knew they would never see each other again. Then the train pulled away, taking with it the tranquility they shared.

First real post: a six-word story

Inspired by this section of Reddit:

Whatever may come, we shall fight.

edit: I’m not too happy with this one, to be honest – it sounds more like a slogan for an army division or something.

Hey everybody

So, this is the first post in this blog, which is going to be my ‘writing blog’.

Ideally what I’d like to do is pump out something like a short story every week, but I know I’m too busy for that.

What is more likely is that I’ll get out a couple hundred to a few hundred words a day, and after they coalesce into a chapter I’ll ‘release’ the finished chapter on the blog. The work in progress would be visible as it is written.

So maybe it’ll be interesting.

Or maybe it won’t!

You never know until you try 🙂