Dusty Writes

I got the crazy idea 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.

Writing Categories

Six Word StoriesPoetryConspiraciesThree Sentence Stories

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, writes Six Word Stories, too, and she is probably the source of my decision to try it also. 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 with incredible brevity is truly is a challenge and that is what makes it fun. Here are my attempts below.

Six Word Story #1
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Six Word Story #99
Six Word Story #100

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Poetry

All of my poems are written and published in the same day – usually within an hour. My goal with this is to open some creative channels in my brain by putting some pressure on myself. I suppose a secondary goal might be to help the actual poets out there to feel more confident in themselves and their own work.

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)
Dusty Poetry #23 (False Mirrors)
Dusty Poetry #24 (Hope)
Dusty Poetry #25 (Yet)
Dusty Poetry #26 (Warm Autumn Sunshine)
Dusty Poetry #27 (After the Storm)
Dusty Poetry #28 (Morning)
Dusty Poetry #29 (Knowing)
Dusty Poetry #30 (Suffering)
Dusty Poetry #31 (Thanksgiving Choices)
Dusty Poetry #32 (Moments Never Coming)
Dusty Poetry #33 (Effort)
Dusty Poetry #34 (An Evening Walk to Observe a Christmas Lights Display)
Dusty Poetry #35 (The Drum)
Dusty Poetry #36 (Clowns)
Dusty Poetry #37 (Sunny Days in Winter)
Dusty Poetry #38 (Dependency)
Dusty Poetry #39 (Don’t Ever Give Up Those Things Which Are Right)
Dusty Poetry #40 (Around the Corners of My Mind)
Dusty Poetry #41 (To Be Called Upon)
Dusty Poetry #42 (The Thief and the Bear)
Dusty Poetry #43 (Yesterday’s Cold Still Lingers)
Dusty Poetry #44 (Tired)
Dusty Poetry #45 (Golden)
Dusty Poetry #46 (Fog)
Dusty Poetry #47 (The Unknown)
Dusty Poetry #48 (Choices and Ends)
Dusty Poetry #49 (Consuming Fire)
Dusty Poetry #50 (The Last Argument With a Hypocrite)
Dusty Poetry #51 (Our Jubilee Has Ended)
Dusty Poetry #52 (In Motion or Stillness)

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Conspiracies

I enjoy entertaining thoughts and ideas outside of the mainstream and then scrutinizing those ideas to see if they hold up. Examples can be found below.

Introduction to Conspiracies
The Great Pyramid
The Moon (Part 1)

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Three Sentence Stories

These are attempts at telling a story in only three sentences. I got the idea from Shweta Suresh‘s blog and her “Three Line Tales” posts. Some of these are whole and complete stories while other are intended as a set-up for the reader to complete in their own mind.

Three Sentence Stories #1
Three Sentence Stories #2
Three Sentence Stories #3
Three Sentence Stories #4
Three Sentence Stories #5
Three Sentence Stories #6
Three Sentence Stories #7
Three Sentence Stories #8
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Three Sentence Stories #10
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Three Sentence Stories #19
Three Sentence Stories #20
Three Sentence Stories #21

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