A college class was told they had to write a short story in as few words as possible.  The instructions were that the story had to contain the following three things:  Religion, Sexuality, and Mystery.

Below is the only A+ short story in the entire class:

"Good God, I’m pregnant!  I wonder who did it."

The advice to keep it simple holds especially true in writing, notwithstanding description, setting, voice and language.  Don’t know where the above started so I can’t give proper credit, but this is around on the e-mail circuit and I thought it held some value.  Plus I’ve just had a rough coupla days and can’t think of anything original to post.

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5 Responses to WRITING: K.I.S.S.

  1. Mark says:

    Good entry.


  2. susan says:

    Nice. I’ve been writing my ass off this month, thought some of it was even pretty good, and you like this one, almost completely without any input from me. Nice.

  3. Mark says:

    Don’t get mad. To read you properly requires more time than I usually have. So I grab onto cheap one-liners. :O

  4. susan says:

    I ain’t mad. It just came at a time when I’m wondering if I get this whole weblog deal. If no one bothers reading, I may as well simply stick to Word. I wonder why some of the most popular blogs are simply those that provide links,with maybe just an opening sentence of original thought.

  5. Mark says:

    What do you want/expect out of a blog? Both an avenue to express yourself and an opportunity to be heard. That’s why it might be a dying enterprise.

    But until it kicks, I find it “sorta” social and enlightening. Life is not all about reading.

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