I’ll Do It Shortly…..#SoCS for March 11, 2017

I’ve had a lifelong habit of practicing the opposite of brevity. My stories, verbal or written, were long. Maybe that’s because the words they were made out of tended to be long, too.

But, as the years I’ve lived grow longer, and I’ve got maybe fewer years ahead than I might like, as my life is filled with dreams and children and ….well, living.

And, in the process, I’m learning how to be brief.

At least sometimes. At least for some things.

Shorter stories. Shorter posts. Sometimes, shorter workouts.

This post, too.

I’m keeping it short, because there’s life to live.

See you all next week, and may the living you do hold more sunlight than shadows.

This very short post is a part of Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday, where this week’s prompt is “short,” used however we want. Find the rules of engagement here, and take a dip in the stream here.

And a very short song, to cap things off.




    • I used to have the same problem, but playing with very short stories, like 100 word drabbles and Twitter fiction (140 characters, including spaces!) have helped a lot! I still tend to be wordy, but I can rein myself in a little when I know I’m using a short form.
      Something that’s helped is to do a series of very short pieces that are a serial, or tie into one another in some way. It gives me the feeling that I can carry the story forward later, so I can crystallize a single moment into a tiny dewdrop or gem.
      Sorry I took so long to get back to you! I was writing!
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