Friday, January 2, 2009


So this commentary originally fell before today's story; but, at the advice of a friend, I am reposting it so I can separate the story into its own post. In fact, from here on out, I will post each story alone, with any commentary also flying solo. I'm Labeling each Story as such and will also Label each by genre (unless there isn't a clear one, in which case they'll be called General).

Waking up on Day Two only to roll a 12 -- yes, the opposite end of yesterday's spectrum -- was more than a little unnerving. I thought, Crap. But then I realized that I wouldn't have to cut hundreds of words from a first draft, shaving it down further and further as I wept the loss of little gems. I simply couldn't think on the same scope; this story would have to be different. My first draft was a mere 14 words; so, losing two, here it is.


  1. Cool -- interesting that the title can be an important part of the story, especially with these really short ones.

  2. Indeed. I'm imagining a time when I'll have to title an 11-word story with more than 11 words. Of course, that's borderline cheating.