In October 2017 I came across an internet blog challenge for a story written in two sentences. I wrote a story. Liking the format, I did another one. Another one. And another.
Quite a few stories later, I had enough for a book. Not only did I have stories, but I had written a short poem and created a brush and India ink illustration for each one as well.
The result was Minuscule, published in 2018. I’m now going to show you the book illustrations as an ongoing feature on this blog, once a week. I’ll link back to the story (they have been published one by one on my poetry blog).
If you want to hold the entire book in your hand, the print version is available on Amazon.
“Joust” is the title of the story. Look here to read it.
All credit to you, Claudia. I’m not sure I’d have the discipline for such a style!
Thank you. I have strrreeetttccched the definition of two sentences to its limit sometimes in these stories, but I enjoyed the challenge. I have collected ideas for new stories but haven’t done any writing recently on them. I am thinking soon I would like to do some, as other projects come to a close. And it was fun to lose myself in these tiny fragments of another world, in writing these.
Looking forward to reading your new work!
Thank you. And I encourage you to try it yourself. It is easier than you think and very fun to do. Kind of like writing haiku. Every word counts.
The illustration is fabulous.
Thank you, I was trying for a look I remember from salesladies of the past, the professional kind that went into the dressing room with you and adjusted and prodded you into wearing the clothes the best way. Long time ago!