Today’s prompt continues the month’s theme of looking at different short story forms you can try out.
This one’s a challenge, but really fun.
Write a story in 14 sentences
- You can simply write 14 sentences.
- You could use the Petrarchan form of sonnet where the first 8 lines/sentences propose an argument or an idea and the second 8 answer or refute it.
- You could use the Shakespearean form, with three groups of 4 linked sentences, followed by two lines/sentences that provide illumination, a revelation, a twist or an explanation.
- You could write a sonnet series, with each group of 14 lines fulfilling a different function in your story.
- Writing this way is hard but it frees you. Instead of worrying about writing well, you’re concentrating on the form. Sometimes that tricks your brain into writing really well; sometimes it’s just a triumph to have written at all.
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