Very Short Stories: Neurotic

If you’re not familiar, there’s a writing prompt on Twitter for the writing community with the hashtag vss365. The “vss” stands for “very short story,” and the number is self-explanatory. Each month, a new Twitter user is tasked with posting a new word each day to prompt people. With the 280 characters available in a Tweet, a user has to come up with a story of some sort incorporating the posted word-of-the-day, although because you need to include the hashtag, the story itself is typically 273 characters (if you try to be exact, at least).

It also doesn’t necessarily have to be a story. Some play around with the form and structure by doing poetry or a haiku or whatever else.

For Aug. 8, the prompt word is “topology.”

Here is my entry:

Scientists thought with their new branch, neuro #topology, they could map out the frayed neurons of his brain, but any compass was broken, unable to ascertain which way was sanity.

They thought patterns could answer all the questions, but patterns beget more patterns. #vss365

To be honest, I wrote this one half-asleep, and this month’s word challenges are rather challenging, to say the least, so I’m not sure if this actually makes sense or not.

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