Short stories require big effort...
140-Character Story: It Bites
So difficult. So painful. The snow, the wind, and the cold all bite. But not as bad as those wolves. Run faster and leave the others behind.
|Wolf and Snow|
280-Character Story: See Them AgainIn the normal course of events, I would've been delighted to see my mother. Always loving and caring. I really miss her. And here she is in front of me. A happy reunion waiting to happen. But it can't happen. She's been gone too long. She's not real. So why can I feel her hug me?
Author's Note:I swear I'm not a sad or gloomy person. That last story may have been a little on the depressing or hopeful side depending on how you look at it. Don't worry, my mother is alive and well and will probably stay that way for a long time. But I do know the feeling of wanting to see a loved one again. Hug them one last time. Even if it might be a dream...
The first story was really a fun one to write. I wanted to make both of these stories the EXACT character count, which definitely took some playing around with the wording. When I think of really short stories, I often think of ones that end, more or less, on a cliffhanger. I started out knowing that I wanted the end to be about running and I built it from there. The idea for the snow and cold came from the coming forecast for this week (as of the time I'm writing this, snow is predicted in a couple of days) and the idea for wolves evolved out of the snow.
I hope you enjoyed! And please feel free to comment with criticisms or suggestions below!
Wolf and Snow