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The new fad
Sep 2nd, 2011 at 10:29pm
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Hey, guys!
I just returned from my local library where an author was featured for his new book, "Hint Fiction."  It's an anthology of stories written in 25 words or less based on a contest he posted at his website a while ago.  I was impressed by the stories, which remind me a lot of really well-written poems because of the compression and emphasis on every word being the right word.  Here's his website for more info:
http://www.robertswartwood.com/hint-fiction/
Personally, I think it might be fun to challenge our writers to write a hint fiction story about UFO.  Any takers?  :Smiley
  

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Re: The new fad
Reply #1 - Sep 2nd, 2011 at 11:10pm
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Okay.  I couldn't leave it alone.  So here's one to start off with!

Forgotten Addendum to the Daily Report

Rumor reported that Straker's exwife died today. 
The odd thing was that though the commander
never left his office, Col. Freeman was never in
his.
  

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Reply #2 - Sep 5th, 2011 at 4:55am
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Okay.  Dealing with 25 words or less, it's so important not to be ambiguous in your meaning.  I've revised the story to clarify it.  See if this version plays out better.

Lt. Ford's Forgotten Addendum to the Daily Report

Commander Straker's exwife died today. 
The commander never left his office once
all day.  However, it was odd that Alec
never came in at all.


What do you think?  Better?  Huh
  

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Reply #3 - Sep 5th, 2011 at 8:32pm
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How about:

Lt. Ford's Addendum to the Daily Report

Commander Straker's exwife died today. 
The commander never left his office once
all day.  However, Colonel Freeman
never came in at all.

  

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Reply #4 - Sep 6th, 2011 at 3:49am
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Even better!  Thanks!  Smiley
  

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Reply #5 - Sep 6th, 2011 at 4:15am
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In a Church Graveyard

A mound of earth too small to cover a full-sized casket.
A man who cannot weep - the sky weeps for him.
  

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Reply #6 - Sep 6th, 2011 at 2:12pm
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Oh, that's so powerful!  Cry
  

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Reply #7 - Sep 6th, 2011 at 3:05pm
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Thank you.
  

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Reply #8 - Sep 7th, 2011 at 5:42am
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Librarian wrote on Sep 6th, 2011 at 4:15am:
In a Church Graveyard

A mound of earth too small to cover a full-sized casket.
A man who cannot weep - the sky weeps for him.



Neato.
  

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