So, at a point earlier in the day when I should’ve been writing, I instead decided to check out my Twitter feed for a few minutes. Just a quick look and then back to work, right?
Instead, my feed contained posts from folks, including several by super-duper cool comics writer Gail Simone, all bearing the hashtag “#FiveWordStories.” As you may have guessed, it’s a simple premise: tell a story in five words. Lots of people were getting in on the action, so I naturally had to give a go.
As of this writing in the early evening, the meme is still raging.
Activating time sink in 3…2…1….
Anyway, here’s the rundown my of Twitterific offerings for this day’s group activity:
- “Those aren’t our footprints, Neil.” #FiveWordStories
(NOTE: This is the first one that came to mind, mostly because it also was a favorite of mine way back when I participated in a similar Twitter meme, “#SixWordNovels.” So, technically, this is a new edition of a previous work. Hey, I’m a recycler. It’s good for the environment.)
- Then God said, “Time’s up.” #FiveWordStories
- “You should probably get tested.” #FiveWordStories
- “You shoulda hung out, man!” — Dave Attell #FiveWordStories
- “What’s the label say?” “Ebola.” #FiveWordStories
- “What’s that?” “Your suicide note.” #FiveWordStories
- The Mayans were right. Fuckers. #FiveWordStories
I eventually was able to wrestle away the keyboard from my procrastinating self, and get my eyes back on the prize: continuing with the current novel project. Thankfully, the entire day wasn’t wasted. It could’ve been, though. I mean I WAS ON THE LEDGE, MAN.
It still was pretty fun, though