100 Words thus far

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I’ve been busy challenging myself of late. To write a precise 100 word story a day for 30 days because I feel up to it. As of today, I am in my 20th day and 10 more days to go. Whew. 100 words is not much when you look at it from a readers point of view but writing it, now that’s another matter all together. You have the responsibility to write a somewhat complete story that has a beginning, a middle and an end in a very concise manner. Brevity is a must. Damn, it’s hard. I literally sweat things out just to produce a decent story a day. You start out long words fly out all over the place and an hour later you edit the hell out of it to make it coherent and yeah, 100 words precisely. It’s that hard. Sometimes even a completed story will be hacked up from the original and never looking like the first draft. Also, at times, the story writes itself out refusing what you had in mind in the first place and you just have to let go. The worst can happen is you just stare at a blank page on your computer screen and wait for something to come up. I can not honestly say that what I am currently making is an authentic piece of short fiction or drabble as it is officially called because I have no one to edit or critique my works. All I can ever hope is that I am on the right track and not making a mockery or anything. But who gives a flying frig, nobody reads my post anyways. I heavily rely from the net as always for my resource, such us this site here and here. ┬áMy goal after this challenge is to finally write a short story (a 500 words or more). I am making steps, baby steps but steps nonetheless and I am quite happy with the direction I am going for now.