Friends challenged me to complete the Blogging A to Z Challenge. Since I never know what’s good for me, I accepted.
My topic, because I have to choose one: SIX SENTENCE STORIES.
Hemingway is credited with writing a six-word story. (“For Sale. Baby Shoes. Never Worn.”) Many have attempted the art since. Hemingway was way better than me, so to make it easier and still use him as a guidepost, I’m going with six-sentence stories. Here goes.
Dear Agent, the mystery writer wrote, with hope in his hand but none in his heart. He was a veteran of these writing wars, having tried to slay this dragon before.
He hit SEND and began the waiting — six weeks, the website said.
Then, six weeks to the day, the agent replied with the improbable if not unbelievable: I love chapter one, send the full manuscript.
Six minutes later, his friend walked into his office with the punch line. “April Fool,” he said, laughing for a split second before the mystery writer’s letter opener sliced his throat, rejection being no laughing matter.
Lemme know what you think in the Comments, and come on back tomorrow for “B.”