By Annette Rey
This is a real challenge that beats even flash fiction word limits. Give this a try and remember to make it complete by including answers to the questions: who, what, when, where, and why.
Here’s my effort.
Winter Olympic training in the Alps ended tragically for Beverly Simms when an avalanche stole her dreams and her life.
Who = Beverly Simms
What = Avalanche
When = Winter
Where = Alps
Why = Olympic training
I did that in 20 words.
Please share your stories with me.
Love this exercise! Here’s my offering:
“Avery cursed her luck when she cut her hand during cooking class and missed the last home game of the New York Rangers’ 2016 playoff season.”
Feel free to critique!
Your choice of words means everything in telling a story in a short space. If you are ever having writer’s block, get out a notebook and make these short efforts. Writing ideas seem to surface without even trying and writer’s block just drifts away. Good job!