One of the writing exercises we used to do in my favorite creative writing class was a 25 word story. The purpose of the exercise was to practice concise writing. There are times we need details to be able to show our readers what's happening instead of just tell them. There are also times that we need to be concise.
I have decided to start the daily 25 word story as part of my #writeeveryday plan in addition to my daily free writing activity. Every Monday, I'll post my favorite from the previous week here on the blog. This week's #25wordstory is "Gone."
I walked downstairs still half asleep.
The house was empty.
I was alone.