An experiment

Jane Dougherty has been running a series of one-sentence stories on her blog, and they’re fantastic.  If you haven’t checked them out already, what are you waiting for?  Hop on over to her blog and have a look!

The thing about writing is that shorter pieces are actually much more difficult to do well than longer things because you’re limited by space.  That’s also one of the things that makes shorter work fun – it’s a challenge.  Reading Jane’s stories have inspired me to take a crack at it myself, so I’ll be sharing some of my single-sentence stories as they come to me.  I hope you like them.

But whether you enjoy them or not, I hope you’ll share your thoughts in the comments because without (constructive) criticism, a writer stagnates.

Anyway, without further ado, here is the first of what I hope will be many single-sentence stories:

The pitter-patter of little feet and the delighted squeals of little voices rang loud in her ears as she traded her dreary, colorless life for happy dreams of what might have been.

(c) 2015.  All rights reserved.


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