Time for some light relief…
It’s day ten of NaNoWriMo and #30days30shorts of story writing. (And, yes, I should have posted this yesterday.)
Question: What do you do if you realise you’re too boring to attract a girlfriend?
Answer: Find some new hobbies, the sort women enjoy.
So far, the main love of Jimmy’s life has been football, but on Valentine’s Day he decides it’s time to find a girlfriend. So he consults his friend, Monica, who advises Jimmy to take up new hobbies to attract girls. Continue reading “10 ways to get a girlfriend?”
A story about a wall. Day 9 on 9/11
I was planning to write a funny short story today, but woke to hear the news and didn’t feel in the mood for humour. So wrote a short piece about building a wall instead.
Ironically, one of the short stories I was planning to write this month for NaNoWriMo was a dystopian fantasy. It had the following plot: Trump loses the election in the USA, comes to the UK, becomes leader of UKIP, and wins the 2020 election over here. Continue reading “A black day”
What do you do when short story gets too complicated?
I started off writing a short story, for day 5 of NaNoWriMo #30days30shorts, and it just blossomed into something beyond my control.
2,000 words down, and I hadn’t even got to the crux of the story I had originally planned.
Actually, my main protagonist was based on a minor character in my Tang dynasty historical novel. Now I’m beginning to wonder if she can be contained in a short story or whether I need something larger… like a novella. Continue reading “Birth of a novella?”
NaNoWriMo and day 3 of writing short stories
This one was more of a challenge. The task? To write a short story using dialogue only.
I cheated a little by turning it into a chat show interview, with an obnoxious host and a young lad who everyone believes is a hero… until he confesses all.
Another sci-fi theme. Need to find a different genre for the next one.
Day three of #30days30shorts.
NaNoWriMo day two, and a second short story is in the bag. Well, the first draft completed anyway. It needs more work before I allow anybody to read it!
I’m staying with the sci-fi theme, but this piece consists entirely of emails written by a harassed young graduate on a placement with Leicester I E Scheme (LIES). Continue reading “Can I take my hamster into space?”