Hello everyone, how’s your weekend going? Hopefully, it’s full of fun and happiness. 🙂
As you know, I love dabbling in a bit of micro-fiction, regularly taking part in Nicola Auckland’s challenge, over on Sometimes Stellar Storyteller (hit the link to view the entries for the current prompt, maybe have a go yourself and ooh, vote…for me…if you want…no pressure!)
This week’s theme is OBSERVATION and I’ve gone with the following entry:
Sipping coffee, he studied her, unnoticed.
However last week, the prompt was LEGEND. I managed a very respectable third place with…
She upset the scholars’ prophecies, daily.
I’ll admit though, that I found the theme quite difficult to contain within six words without going for something very obvious. Other ones I considered were:
“The Chosen One?”
“The ONLY one.”
To townsfolk: champion.
To Masters: problematic..
Seeing as I kept spilling past my word count, I had a bash at a ‘longer’ piece of micro-fiction.
My blogging friend Pat (Game of Thrones guru, all-round lovely guy) is a veteran of micro-fiction, having penned it for three years now. He regularly tweets his creations, ensuring they fit within the 140 character limit, along with the all important #microstory.
Pat was thinking of putting them all together in a book, but for the time being has decided on the pretty cool idea of having some printed on t-shirts. So, he has compiled three years worth of tiny tweet-able tales in a ‘macro-edition’ post. I urge you to check them out and let him know which you think would work well on shirts. (It’s a long read – I’m only half way through it myself – but he really is good at this type of concise writing, so if you are a fan of them too, you need to read him!)
Anywho, as I said, I thought I’d have a go at these tweety tales too. So, for the first time ever, here are my #microstory offerings for LEGEND. Let me know whether you think I did alright! (And I’m totally fine if you think they were rubbish too!) 🙂
Minstrels happily sang of his deeds. But not all. Some he had silenced… #microstory
“Each scroll, every glyph denotes a HE. It is known.”
“Lies!” she said. #microstory
Warriors fought, scholars debated, centuries passed. It would be ‘lost’ until it heard the right heroes ask the right questions #microstory
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