I don’t often take up challenges, but this one was a doozy. In other words, hard to resist.
You see, my blogger pal, Jayne Martin threw down the gauntlet in her blog, injaynesworld, when she invited her readers to write a piece of “Hint Fiction.”
Never heard of it, but it turns out it’s a genre all its own. Totally legit. There’s even a book or two on the style. If you don’t believe me, check out this story about it from NPR.
As it happens, it’s a way of writing fiction for folks who don’t have time to read. The story is told in 25 words or less, and successful ones evoke a longer story, making you wonder what happened and what will happen next.
Anyway, 25 words is really short if you ask me. So, you can better believe yours truly used all 25 words to write hers. Take a gander at what I’ve written, which is based on something from my past, and see what you think:
Don’t know how I survived Camp Prison-Shit. If not for Jon and his dog, Lucas, I’d been cooked. Of course, slipping into a coma helped.
Feel free to write your own in the comments below, or on your blog (if you have one, that is). Also, what do you think happened in this story? Care to venture a guess?
Visit the Links in this collection, to add your own or to see what Hint Fiction others have created.