This post was written in response to Sacha Black’s first weekly prompt for 2017. 52 weeks in 52 words.
Sacha will post one prompt a week for 52 weeks, and the challenge is to write a story in just 52 words exactly. Sounds like a fabulous idea. The value of conciseness for a writer is invaluable, as Sacha herself reminds us: ‘The art of being concise is nothing if not a muscle flexing ‘write’ bicep curling device’.
Today’s prompt is to include ‘The timer started’ somewhere in the text.
Here’s my take, a very seasonal and very personal one.
I’m getting rid of all the surplus stuff, no more whining.
This is my one and only resolution for 2017.
The timer started.
Ready, steady, go!
Novels, blog posts, tweets, flash fiction, fiction challenges, poetry,
Emails, messages, postcards, letters, short stories, notes,
Words and more words.
Because when I stop writing,
My timer will have stopped.
Thank you for the prompt and for the challenge, Sacha.!
If you want to take part, here’s more information about the challenge.