Write an Epistolary Story
I’ve always loved stories played out through letters – though now you can tell these stories in emails, phone texts, even Facebook updates and Tweets if you want to update the form. (Here’s an example from the very first StoryADay May, written by Amanda Makepeace).
You can write this as a series of exchanges between two or more people, or as letters, diary entries, or text messages from a single person (as in Amanda’s story).
- What if you discovered a cache of letters in the attic of a house you just bought. What would be in the one-sided conversation?What would be missing?
- What if you were a 13 year old who has finally got on to Facebook?
- What if you were an increasingly-enraged citizen writing letters to the editor of your small-town newspaper?
- What if you were caught in a flame war in an online forum and all we, the reader, get to see is what goes on the screen?