If you attend a writing class, which I have now and again, you’re often asked to write very short pieces which tell a story in very few words. These can later be developed in to a more substantial piece, although in my case this hasn’t happened too often.

Here are a few of my efforts:


Our love was like jelly. First it glistened, then it wobbled, now it’s collapsed.


Energy spent. Assortment of well used whips, handcuffs and rubber garments. Further information: ancientdominatrix@orgies.com


She hasn’t come home? Well, I burnt them as you asked. Cinders sent to Jane’s office yesterday.


I drank them while pissed. Your ashes. Put them in the tea caddy for safe keeping. Made a lovely cup but I hiccupped with grief all over again.
These exercises are worth a try to get the creative juices flowing, whether you’re a poet or a novelist. Warning though. They’re much more difficult than you think!


About rhymebydesign

Mother, grandmother, mainstream poet and short story writer. Started off in life as a teacher, but then moved out of the classroom in to educational administration. Curious about what makes people tick, including my own tickings! I enjoy long walks, thought provoking books, theatre and leading a simple life. I offer a customised poetry writing service for any occasion you might like to mark. Contact me at rhymebydesign@hotmail.com for a quick quote.

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