SHORT STORY SEVENTY SEVEN
There once was a blogger who sought flash fiction challenges.
He tried fifty-fives, but lost the connections.
Then he experimented with others, but most players played alone. It wasn’t a friendly sort of thing, with theme and all.
A hundred? Too long. He wondered how seventy-seven would pan out. It had the alliteration that flash fiction fifty-five enjoyed; yet gave a bit more scope.
So he tried one.
And lived happily ever after?
The above, with title, is exactly seventy-seven words long.
If I set a theme every week, and invite participation, is there any interest out there? It is a wonderful exercise for tightening up one’s writing.
What would be most popular – a competition with voting for the best, or just posting the entries for mutual admiration?
Do consider playing along. As you can see, it doesn’t take a lot of writing. This bit is also exactly seventy-seven words.
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