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Post by Brigadoon14 » 03 Jun 2015, 13:42

Can you write a story in twelve words or less?

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Post by Jolyon Trevelyan » 03 Jun 2015, 13:45

Once upon a time, a cat fell down and died.

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A mistake is simply another way of doing things

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Post by DATo » 03 Jun 2015, 16:49

Politician wins very close race. Demands definitive revote. Wins second vote overwhelmingly.
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Post by Amagine » 19 Apr 2017, 10:47

12 words or less? Probably not. I can write a story using the same twelve words though. It'll be a book for babies or toddlers.

No, I'm not going to do it now. :text-lol:
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Post by bobRas » 20 Apr 2017, 04:03

Jack drank. Jill followed. Jack drove. Jill followed. Jack died. Jill followed.

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Post by KS Crooks » 22 Apr 2017, 19:16

In the beginning, there was nothing. Now there's more. The future's yours.

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Post by DATo » 23 Apr 2017, 09:38

Yesterday I traded my woes with another. Today I want mine back.
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Post by Rebecca Henderson » 27 Apr 2017, 22:08

That's a hard thing to do! I once entered a contest where you could only have ten words, including the title. I wrote a few attempts, but what I figured out is that you really want to focus on action and packing the tension in those words. Verbs helped a lot to use, since they show action, and I figured out that if you use common situations, you can work off readers' assumptions as well.

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Post by Randomgold » 28 Apr 2017, 11:29

The boy found a dollar. He bought some candy with it.


It needs to be like that saying about pictures. If a picture is worth a thousand words, than then words must be worth a thousand images.

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Post by DATo » 19 Oct 2017, 23:56

Child molester's death attributed to failed brakes on runaway Toy's-R-Us truck.
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Post by Orenash » 20 Oct 2017, 20:41

Dragon kidnaps princess. Knight rescues princes for reward. All three split profit.

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Post by DATo » 21 Oct 2017, 07:03

Orenash wrote:Dragon kidnaps princess. Knight rescues princes for reward. All three split profit.
*LOL* That was a good one! Just goes to show that chivalry can be conspiratorial.
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