Monday, June 13, 2011

55 Word Stories

Bachelor Party

"What a bachelor Party!" thought Paul as he slowly opened his eyes, making sure light wouldn't increase the pain in his shrunken brain head.
He briefly wondered what he would tell his fiance, until he realized the hotel room they had last night didn't have bars on the windows, or plastic sheets on the bed.

Double Cross

"Where is it?" screamed Mike, digging violently through the closet.
"I don't know!" Tasha replied, quickly hiding it in her jeans.  Top desk drawer, where she knew it would be.
"I said he wouldn't tell me.  Now we have nothing but a corpse!"
"But I need two." thought Tasha, hiding the knife behind her back.


For anybody who wasn't seen the books, 55 word stories are just that.  Stories that are just 55 words (excluding the title) no more, no less.  Why 55 words?  I have no idea, but they are fun to write if you just have a small story idea, and can be surprisingly difficult to write.  If you'd like to learn more about 55 word stories, check out Google, because really, I'm not sure it's my job to do all your research for you. 

And thank you to Not Worth Mentioning for making me blog of the day.  If you found me from there, welcome, have a look around and follow.  If you haven't been over there, go check him out.  And look, I even provided a link this time.

46 comments:

  1. we had to do awesome lil' short stories like that in my creative writing class. I always loved quick little challenges.

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  2. I counted the words to control. XD

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  3. really 55? hmm I doubt that :)

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  4. That's a cool idea for a short story. It really forces you to concentrate the very essence of the story into a short paragraph. I still have plenty of words to go in this comment, though. Will I be able to finish it? Why yes, I believe I can.

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  5. Sounds pretty wild :) I will have to look it up.

    That would be a real challenge to have a good story with a solid ending with exactly 55 words!

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  6. 55 word stories sounds interesting. Good job on those.

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  7. I like might have to start it on my site

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  8. just enough for someone with ADD

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  9. fantastic concept; keep sharing the beauty, man!

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  10. That was smashing mate. Great post.

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  11. Creative and entertaining. great as always. a3

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  12. Time for a competition on your blog for best 55 word story? :P

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  13. Oh hey any time! Love these 55s!!!!

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  14. nice, and lets you think what happened before and after
    nice

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  15. theoretically you could write a whole story as the title and finish off with 55 words ^^

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  16. Hmmm i'll give this creative writing experiment a try :D

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  17. I was going to, started to lose track though :p

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  18. Good stories - quite a talent to put something together with just 55 words.

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  19. This sounds like fun. I wanna.

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  20. very cool, pushes the creative aspect.

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  21. Interesting stuff. I have always liked short stories, partly because of the short attention span needed, and because it forces the author to cut out unnecessary filler.

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  22. That is actually a very legit brainstorming activity for writing ideas.

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  23. I'm trying to write a novel with a friend and this is awesome and will probably be implemented for when we write a certain type of novel >_>*cough erotica*

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  24. A friend of mine is named Paul. xD

    But that's a interesting concept, pure 55-word stories. I might try fiddling around with that if I'm feeling creative again.

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  25. I liked Bachelor Party, brought back memories.

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  26. neat story idea writingactivity

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  27. the storys just leave you wondering

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  28. Awesome read man, love the story :D

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  29. Awesome read, great stories! ;D

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  30. these are some nice short (really short) stories

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  31. Nice stories and nice format. I should try it someday.

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  32. Is it really a story if it lacks a beginning/middle/end? Still interesting.

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