Monday, March 2, 2015

An Eleven Word Story

Here’s an eleven word story. Why eleven words and not ten? You might need that one extra word for an appropriate denouement. And if you care to, I eagerly invite you, my talented friends, to include your own eleven word story here. It's not as easy as it appears, but it turns out to be more satisfying than it should be. 

Don't feel obligated, but don't be shy.

This is mine, in eleven words.



She finally learned to make the journey a lavish joy ride. 

52 comments:

  1. Great idea. so nice to see you post.

    Here are my eleven words.
    "Why not ?" she said, "Journeys don't always have to be sober."

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  2. Munir: Great job, my friend!

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  3. I read an award-winning short story that went like this : The last man on earth sat in a locked room. There was a knock on the door....

    Nice and short.

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  4. LIFE can be a bumpy ride but worth the broken springs.

    Hug B

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  5. What was it that was the saddest and shortest story told?

    For Sale: Baby Shoes. Never Used.

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  6. *I learned a little, although much of it came too late.*

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    1. vanilla: With you, I suspect you put to good use anything you have learned, at any stage of the game.

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  7. The happy yip and wagging tail made Lynn's day all worthwhile.

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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  8. Hi, dear Shelly!

    Was an old woman
    Lived in a shoe
    With a heel.

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  9. Dear Shelly, thank you for the invite to get to the crux of a story. That's always been hard for me, but I'll try today:
    "She shoved the cat into its cage ready for tomorrow's recycling." Peace.

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    1. Dee!: So good to hear from you, friend! I so loved your wonderful New Year's letter- thank you! And your eleven word story is wonderful~

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  10. I look out my window, and what do I see? Snow!

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    1. Secondary Roads: And down here, that would be a true miracle!

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  11. Today is not a good day, but God is in control.

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    1. Say What; He truly is, and I'm hoping for a better day for you.

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  12. "Once he jumped off the cliff, there was no going back."



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    1. Oh! I just re-read the directions - did you invite us to write "our stories" (our lives) or any story (fabricated or otherwise)?

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    2. jenny_o: Ohhh, now I want to hear more!

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    3. Jenny_o: And this is perfect!

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    4. Chicken: It truly is a terrific one! Jenny- will there be more?

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    5. I thought the eleven words was supposed to cover the story from start to finish! I'd have to do a lot of thinking to make the story longer :) You and Chicken are too kind, really.

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    6. jenny_o: You are such a good writer- I really hope you do take it further!

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  13. I believe mine is a borrowed quote:

    Go until you can't see
    anymore, then you will see
    further.

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    1. Kelley: There is much wisdom in that~

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  14. I turned, looked, saw the love of my life and smiled.

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  15. My best friend and I commandereed a bus and went joyriding.

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    1. Linda: Now you two sound like gals who are fun!

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  16. That's an excellent story. Here's my eleven-word story: Janie lost her mind because of misplaced apostrophes and misspelled words.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Janie: Oh, I hear you friend. That is my story as well.

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  17. I have learned to do my best, and always be kind.

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    1. Sherry: And thus your secret to all your success!

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  18. Great sentence! Here's mine, I just wrote it this afternoon while working on my manuscript: He needed a drink before the backstabbing and throat cutting began.

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    1. Carol: Ok, I want to read this new book of yours!

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  19. She thought death was the end, it was only the beginning

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    1. Jo-Anne: That is terrific! Will you be writing the full story of it?

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  20. Let's see if I can do this after just finishing a 22 chapter book.

    Love to write. Wrote a book. Release Date: May 18. Amazon.

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  21. Aw, Shelly. It was nice of you to write an 11-word story about me! I do so love a lavish joy ride. ;)

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    1. Dawn: I think it suits you to a t!

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  22. Take either fork in the road, they all lead to happiness.

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  23. Cleaning the library earned her a standing ovation at covocation. (a true story, my shining moment.)

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    1. Jenny: I love it! And truly, it so seems like something you would do. Have you written a full story about it yet?

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