There are few other things that bring me as much happiness and fulfillment than as writing. The happiness it brings is both from how it allows me to express myself in all elegance, freedom and simplicity, as well as from the joy it brings to others readers and the bond that it invariably cements between us, writer and reader. No matter what the topic, no matter when and how and for who, writing is a mission, a cause, a means and an end in and of itself. Make of it what you want, interpret it as you wish, but never underestimate its power.
I had once promised to share more of my creative writing and fiction through this blog, so here it goes.
Some of you may have already seen this through Instagram, but for those who haven’t, once upon a time, I ventured into writing a couple of stories for a “Six-Word Stories” competition, a genre thought to be developed by the great Ernest Hemingway. I wrote what I thought were five lovely stories, but apparently the judges didn’t like them, but I did. More importantly, however, many of my friends and people who follow my writing did like them too. Seriously now, who needs judges when I have everyone else to read and enjoy them?
Writing an entire story in six words isn’t easy and these should be read as stories not quotes. Read them slowly, carefully as you would a more traditional and longer story. But read them once and twice and more, as you usually can’t with a more traditional and longer story, because it is only this way that you will truly understand it, connect with it and make it meaningful to you.
I hope you read and enjoy them, share them with others and share your own thoughts on them or even your own stories too. I can’t promise more but will think about it. I have a book to finish 🙂