Dusty Writes

I got the wild hair a while back to exercise more brain cells and occasionally contribute to the universe… creatively. I have no idea what this endeavor will look like over the course of time or to what degree it will someday incriminate me in a court of law. Boldly and blindly I charge forward.

SIX WORD STORIES

According to legend, Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His alleged offering was this: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Though the legend and its attribution to Hemingway are somewhat in question, the challenge of conveying a story with extreme brevity has been taken up by many others. One of the best bloggers around, LifesFineWhine, is probably the source of my having this idea in the first place. You should check out her page if you want to read some more/better stories in this format. Another great place to read these brief offerings is at SixWordStories.net

Writing in this manner truly is a challenge and that is what makes it fun.

Here are my efforts below.

Six Word Story #1
Six Word Story #2
Six Word Story #3
Six Word Story #4
Six Word Story #5
Six Word Story #6
Six Word Story #7
Six Word Story #8
Six Word Story #9
Six Word Story #10
Six Word Story #11
Six Word Story #12
Six Word Story #13
Six Word Story #14
Six Word Story #15
Six Word Story #16
Six Word Story #17
Six Word Story #18
Six Word Story #19
Six Word Story #20
Six Word Story #21
Six Word Story #22
Six Word Story #23
Six Word Story #24
Six Word Story #25
Six Word Story #26
Six Word Story #27
Six Word Story #28
Six Word Story #29
Six Word Story #30
Six Word Story #31
Six Word Story #32
Six Word Story #33
Six Word Story #34
Six Word Story #35
Six Word Story #36
Six Word Story #37
Six Word Story #38
Six Word Story #39
Six Word Story #40
Six Word Story #41
Six Word Story #42
Six Word Story #43
Six Word Story #44
Six Word Story #45
Six Word Story #46
Six Word Story #47
Six Word Story #48
Six Word Story #49
Six Word Story #50
Six Word Story #51
Six Word Story #52
Six Word Story #53
Six Word Story #54
Six Word Story #55
Six Word Story #56
Six Word Story #57
Six Word Story #58
Six Word Story #59
Six Word Story #60

POETRY

I see a lot of my fellow bloggers writing poems. I decided to try it, too. It seemed at the time of my decision that poetry is a natural and forward progression of expression from a starting point of the Six Word Story. I already review poetry, how hard could it be to write it? (It was hard.)

My general objective with writing poetry is forcing the task on myself, with a short turnaround expectation, and then seeing what I come up with. I hope the process opens some neural creative pathways in my brain.

That description probably does not engender a lot of confidence that what you see below is any good. Yes. Feel free to read what I have here below, anyway.

Dusty Poetry #1 (The Burning Man)
Dusty Poetry #2
Dusty Poetry #3 (The Haughty Forest)
Dusty Poetry #4 (Restoration)
Dusty Poetry #5 (A Dream)
Dusty Poetry #6 (The Heart)
Dusty Poetry #7 (Behind the Mask)
Dusty Poetry #8 (Voyage)
Dusty Poetry #9 (Conflict)
Dusty Poetry #10 (The Fix)
Dusty Poetry #11 (Blown Hospitality)
Dusty Poetry #12 (Familiar Stranger)
Dusty Poetry #13 (Red Sun)
Dusty Poetry #14 (Partial Resurrection)
Dusty Poetry #15 (Sneaky Snacker)
Dusty Poetry #16 (A Relic of Atlantis)
Dusty Poetry #17 (Dad)
Dusty Poetry #18 (My Favorite Guest)
Dusty Poetry #19 (Wraith)
Dusty Poetry #20 (Winter is Coming)
Dusty Poetry #21 (I hear a voice inside my head)
Dusty Poetry #22 (Home)