Like the list story, this prompt encourages you to break the narrative rules. Let the story unfold through a series of updates, memos, social media posts, a technical manual, or some other document that creates gaps the reader must fill in.
Remember that each memo will be written in real time, reporting on an event, before the character experiences the next ‘episode’ and writes about it.
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11 thoughts on “Day 26 – A Story In Memos”
Ooh this one sounds fun. I had to google what in the world hermit crab flash fiction was. Soo many great ideas !
Have been trying to catch up for the last 26 days! Posting my sketches because I basically made it! hehe! Woohoo!
Day 26! https://xenocandela.wordpress.com/2021/05/26/invasion/
Link isn’t working for me. But glad you are catching up! Keep on truckin’
I struggled with this one, to be honest. I tried a bunch of different memos, until I figured out who the memo was to and from. URGENT MEMORANDUM TO SELFIE is about a selfie asking the selfie-stick wielder to use a filter so that they can get more dates. It becomes quite dark and disturbing in the end. Quite a surprise for me.
I fell down the rabbit hole of unusual structures in fiction. Wow, there’s a lot of amazing stories out there. I can see I have a lot of reading to do. 🙂
Sounds like an interesting story!
I was so excited about this prompt, but got practically nowhere beyond conceptualizing. So many possibilities! Will definitely be chewing on this one for a while, and when I finally get to it it’s going to be amazing (I hope)!
Today’s story was another “I never write this kind of stuff” structure: SO FUN. I wrote a satire piece about power, lies, and gossip, and managed to work in several mite and spider species, so also hitting my side goal of every story has a reference to an insect. Is it any good? Who knows? Fun to write, and out of the box for sure!
I used a more unconventional template for my story today…https://tammysreadinglife.wordpress.com/2021/05/27/day-26-storyadaymay2021/
Always enjoy how the prompts allow us to think outside of the box!
A fascinating prompt which really made me unpick my story before putting it on paper. It proved a valuable exercise and was great fun. I surprised myself with where the story took me!