This challenge has ended!
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)
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.
Multiple entries always accepted!
@tad Winslow haha Excellent!
Oh yes- I have plenty of drama haha
Multiple entries? Multi-ficlies (sequels and prequels)?
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 :)
“Don’t think you’re the only bastard who ever suffered — just write as if you were.”
William Logan, The Nude That Stays Nude
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 :)
Want to join in the fun? Of course you do!