Starting this week, I am going to post a short-short story here every Friday morning.
This is a mental health measure. I get too many ideas I’m convinced should be turned into stories. When I don’t do anything with them, they gnaw at me and demand the attention I should be paying to something else. When I succumb and write them, they end up somewhere in the vicinity of ten thousand words (or forty to fifty pages in a book, probably more for an e-reader).
Frankly, I need to rebuild the habit of writing shorter works. I need to get some distracting little ideas out of my head. And I want to regularly reinforce my delusional view that writing can be fun. Plus I really can’t overlook the satisfying dopamine hit that comes with finishing something.
So once a week, for the foreseeable future (which is to say, when I either get a pressing deadline or I get the urge out of my system), I will post a new very short story – less than five hundred words, probably – up here.
They will probably be safe for work. Other than that, who can say? I won’t know what the story will be until it wakes me up at three in the morning and demands to be written.
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