Very Short Story: Soggy Living

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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 Oct. 31, the prompt word is “dangerous.”

Here is my entry:

Bishop knew it was #dangerous. At least, his parents’ near daily letters growing soggy by his feet said as much. What if someone made a pie of you, they said? He’d scooped out the seeds and guts to make a bed for himself in the pumpkin, using a candle as glow and warmth. #vss365

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