This month we opted for fast and furious again, given all the busyness of the holidays. The topic is “hint fiction“, which is a story of twenty five (25) words or less. As the hostess, I’m kicking off the chain. Following me will be Jonjon.benjamin. A list of all the participants concludes this post. Please give ’em all a read.
Constant deja vu unnerved, the gloats of the elderly over the wails of new mothers unbearable. All hope evaporated until we shattered the time mirror.
And here’s a second one I came up with (added 12/9/10):
After careful consideration–two black eyes, a broken jaw and three cracked ribs– training demons to box was pointless. They were always DQ’d for cheating.
Me–YOU ARE HERE
jonjon.benjamin http://jonbonbenjamin.blogspot.com/ and direct link to his post
rmgil04 http://writersinprogresswip.blogspot.com/ and direct link to his post
CScottMorris http://cscottmorrisbooks.com/ and direct link to his post
Proach http://desstories.blogspot.com and direct link to her post
Aheila http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/ and direct link to her post
AimeeLaine http://www.aimeelaine.com/blog/ and direct link to her post
Regan Leigh http://www.reganleigh.com/ and direct link to her post
HillaryJacques http://www.hillaryjacques.blogspot.com/ and direct link to her post
Ad. http://everingoodstead.wordpress.com/ and direct link to his post
Orion_mk3 http://nonexistentbooks.wordpress.com/ and direct link to his post
Dolores Haze http://dianedooley.wordpress.com/ and direct link to her post
ElizaFaith13 http://girlgamersunite.blogspot.com/ and direct link to her post
ania http://aniavesenny.blogspot.com/ and direct link to her post
JHUK http://writingalchemy.blogspot.com/ and direct link to her post
Angyl78 http://jelyzabeth.wordpress.com/ and direct link to her post
GradyHendrix http://www.gradyhendrix.com/ and direct link to his post
lol…nice one. Crap this one is going to be hard sigh.
It is a lot harder than it seems, trying to get the beginning, middle and ending in just 25 words. It’s a fun challenge though. Every word matters. You’ll do fine with yours, I’m sure.
Oh, this is creepily fascinating. Thanks for starting us off!
Thanks Hillary. Lots of creepy possibilities with this concept indeed.
The first time I read it I went. “huh?”. The second time I ead it went. “Hmmmm….” The third time I read it I went, “huh?” again. hahhahaha. But NOW, with time #4 … I think I got it. Go me! 😉 hahha! And now *I* have to write something this short? OMG. What have I done signing up for this!! 🙂
Yeah, the economy with words forces us to skate the edge of being too obscure. The title was the key to understanding it. Mirror image = reverse, therefore time mirror = time in reverse.
Thank God I’m last!
Nice hint : )
Thank you! (And thank God I was first! LOL)
I’m not sure I can come even close to this coolness. 25. *bites nails*
Thanks, Regan. I’m sure you’ll whip up something awesome as usual.
I want to say I understand this, but I’m not sure! I love the rhythm of it, though.
Thanks Ania. There’s only 25 words written down but apparently another 1000 in my head that didn’t quite infuse themselves enough. Mine’s “obscure” hint fiction. LOL
We can do under 25 words right? It’s not like a drabble is it?
Oh, yeah, less than 25 is fine according to this NPR article that inspired the chain’s idea:
Thanks Re Gypsy!
Creepy, but interesting.
I’m impressed. Way to set the standard for the rest of us… 🙂
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I like to write short, but DANG – this will be a challenge.
Nice way to kick off the chain, Claire!
It is tougher than I thought it would be. Thanks, Ms. D2
Interesting stories. The wording is very creative.
Thank you, Proach.
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Both good. The first uses some very evocative language and I’m sure it was a joy to compose.
…but I have to give it to the second, which is just downright funny.
Thanks. Wish I could lie and say the first was a joy to compose. It wasn’t. The second was, however, cause humor is always more fun for me to write than literary type stuff (or stuff pretending to be literary LOL).
Wow…very interesting. This is an amazingly difficult exercise but really valuable in learning to be economical with words. Love it!
It really is about economy with words. Every single one has to count. Much tougher than it seemed at first blush. Thanks for the read and nice comment.
The second drabble was very funny (and I don’t want to test how true it is, I’ll just take your word for it). The first one gave me some trouble though; I read it a couple times and felt unnerved. The tone of it, I think, is what carries it.
Thanks. Yeah, that first one apparently was still tethered inside my head too much to float on its own. That’s kind of why I added a second one. Figured if we allowed mini-sagas of 50 words, I could impose 2 hint fictions of 25 each on my blog chain readers, at least the ones who hadn’t already read and commented.
The first one I still do not get. I’ll think on it.
The second one has me wondering where I put that last book…
I came back following that link you provided from the Women of Mystery blog. I have to say I think that is awesome! ANd you are doing a great job running things!
I really liked the second entry you posted. The first was a bit too artsy for me, but the second was nice. A good hook, and best of all, a nice little funny twist ending.
Thank you! I should have known that the easiest one to write would probably be the best received. Glad I edited that second hint fiction in to my post.
I was really happy to stumble across the mention of our chain. Hopefully, we all get a few additional readers this month.
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