For the month of March, I am participating in the Eleventh Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge. That means that I am writing every day for the month of March in the good company of the Two Writing Teachers community.
I've been playing around with six-word stories for a while. Ernest Hemingway gets the credit for one of the most famous SWS, although there's some debate as to whether he actually wrote it.
For sale: Baby shoes, never worn
Flash fiction was the topic for one of my MFA seminars, and we had fun packing a lot into small frames. There's a 53-word monthly contest This month's topic is around luck if anyone's interested in making slicing a little harder!
Here's one I've been tinkering with:
I sip my third margarita. There’s talk about diapers and IVF. We’re on a donor list, Amy says. Waiting for a match. For an egg? I ask. I’ll give you eggs. You’re in luck-- I have lots. Are you serious, she asks. I nod, gulp that margarita. I’ll call you in the morning.
Here are some other SWW that I'm concocting as this next storm bears down on us:
More snow? How do we teach?
March snow? March storms? March madness!
Power's off. Schools are closed. Again.
I'm sure I could go on.