Very Short Stories: PB&J

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Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

[I’m a bit later than usual on this; Tuesday is my whacky day.]

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. 11, the prompt word is “genus.”

Here is my entry:

Each budding teenager thinks they’re a unique species of the teen #genus. Evan, as he sat in his bathroom stall to avoid the cafeteria, was certain. His PB&J slid off the toilet paper holder and hit the floor. As he picked it up, he saw feet in the other stall. He smiled. #vss365

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