I’m six hours late posting this week’s prompt and I’m still trying to figure out what word to give you all.
So, let’s have a little fun this time.
When I was in high school, I was a bit of an English geek. I had a group of friends who would diagram sentences for fun. We would construct the most elaborate run-ons and challenge each other to correctly map out the sentence. I was dismayed to learn diagramming is no longer taught in schools. Probably one of the best tools for teaching parts of a sentence and it’s now a relic, much like teaching students cursive writing.
So, back to work.
Verb tenses, word choices, punctuation, all elements in creating a well-defined story. When writing macro fiction, we must distill all those elements down into their most concentrated form, yet still tell a full story.
When writing to a 100 word challenge, that task gets even more tricky. For this week, I’m asking to break it down even further.
Can we write a story in only 100 words, AND in a single sentence?
That’s this week’s assignment. Write one story, in one sentence, using exactly 100 words.
Be creative with commas and semi-colons. Take advantage of conjunctions, and prepositional phrases. Reacquaint yourself with gerunds and infinitives. Be verbose and embrace hyperbole. Do try to be grammatically correct, even if you are a little rambling.
“To write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write.” ~ Gertrude Stein
This week’s word is:
Tell a story in a single sentence using 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. In your post, include a link back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow wordsters.