In our busy, busy world, some people find it hard to find the time to read. While I can’t understand this personally, I can help them out! Recently, I took on a challenge to write 18 word stories. It was a challenge to get a story arc into just 18 words, but the experience was fun. Even though I didn’t win publication, I enjoyed the writing. I hope you enjoy these micro-micro-minis: something to read when there’s no time!
1. Warning Sign
The wheelbarrow tilted against the barn door told Norah the drought continued. Sven would be hungry again tonight.
2. Love on the Dice
The deliberate way he counted the Yahtzee dice showed Milo that James might yet make a good husband.
3. Velveteen’s Nephew
The polka-dotted bunny slipped his bonds and tumbled away from her homespun dress: looking for love, finding mud.
“Down the rabbit hole,” Lewis swore as he watched his prized marble disappear. Suddenly, he had an idea!