The Real People

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Hey all,

So I’m interested in real people and their real ordinary dramas. We write micro-fiction here, and every tiny piece of prose needs to pack that punch straight away or the tale be lost in the metaphorical aether of the internet. But I want to see the people with the tiny dramas that mean so much to them. Sure, there are children starving in Zimbabwe, and women being unreasonably arrested in Russia. There are even people recovering from heavy flooding in western Somerset, where I hold residence.
But I bet you don’t think about that stuff all the time. Sometimes you need to recognise these travesties and say, that’s fine, but what about me?

I know that sometimes the dramas of normal people are dull, but I want to hear them. Like. Now.

(Seriously though, this is an idea I’ve had for a book of short stories I’m writing for my course, and I’d like to see if it would work as a concept, so you’d all be helping me out! If published you’ll all get an acknowledgement :P)


  • Started July 31st, 2014.
  • Ended August 31st, 2014.
  • Created by inky blue

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  1. Avatar HSAR

    Ninja-edited my way into this challenge although I regret that I am a few days late.

    I considered not finishing the entry at all, but I did promise.

  2. Avatar inky blue

    Multiple entries always accepted!

  3. Avatar Cariad Ceffyl

    @tad Winslow haha Excellent!

  4. Avatar Cariad Ceffyl

    Oh yes- I have plenty of drama haha

  5. Avatar Robert Quick

    Multiple entries? Multi-ficlies (sequels and prequels)?

  6. Avatar HSAR

    I’ll see if I can come up with something, too. I generally avoid writing about my own life here, but I’ll make an exception because you asked :)

  7. Avatar Tad Winslow

    “Don’t think you’re the only bastard who ever suffered — just write as if  you were.”

    William Logan, The Nude That Stays Nude

  8. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    This is such a great idea for a challenge. After all, the worst pain you’ve ever felt is the worst pain in the world – despite how it compares to the pain of others. I’ll think on it and try to come up with something :)

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