Sunday, February 26, 2006

how to?

I've got a bunch of other things going on right now that would already have made putting together something for Short Short Fiction difficult. But, worse: the assignment for next week is to write a "How To" story (with the title beginning "How To...). I've checked repeatedly, and my creative cupboard is bare on this one. If anybody has any great ideas, and especially any great ideas accompanied by 400-600 words of prose, let me know.

18 comments:

jennifer said...

How about, "How to screw up a relationship in twelve easy steps," or something along that line? Not that I am doing that at this moment, or anything... really, I'm not! I'm still waiting for it to be a real relationship... :)

carly said...

How about "how to get someone else to do your ssf homework" ? :-)

Anonymous said...

How to build a fence!
~pj

Anonymous said...

How to melt snow ....

Anonymous said...

How to write an ssf piece when you have a bunch of other things going on that would make putting together something for ssf difficult.

Anonymous said...

How to say no to an intriguing assignment while shaking off an angry mob that's howling for something or other I promised in a weak moment is not easy. So here's the story ... [ JF take it from there].

lago said...

How to run a marathon (including, of course, everything you had to do to get to the point where you would consider such a thing possible).

captain crab said...

"How to be at a speaking engagement while Lawrence Summers resigns".

Plausible deniability!

Anonymous said...

How to? Not my approach. I just plunge right in. For instance, how ever could I find time to take a writing course in the midst of this, my year of years? Yet here I blah blah blah .... and what happened to me was blah.
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You can do it without our help. Just blah blah, old man.

Anonymous said...

Yes, you just need a first sentence (not a how-to title). Your fertile imagination will take it from there.

go go go allez allez allez.
Ricky

SAMPLES said...

Sorry to state the obvious, but what about how to blog.

Anonymous said...

How to adjust my non-heat producing radiators was beyond my otherwise stupendous capacities, so after my enduring half a weekend of subfreezing temperatures, I knocked on my neighbor's door. It opened. A blast of hot air warmed my shivering bod..
"Yes?"
"I'm your next door neighbor."
"yeah?"
"Help me!"
She was gorgeous. Her apartment was warm. She invited me in .....

Anonymous said...

How to face an audience expecting a cutting-edge talk on .... when, just before coming into the building I slipped on a pile of .... and reeked to high heaven!?

Anonymous said...

How? To ask me that is to ....
How!? To show up looking like that is like how to live in a bubble.

Anonymous said...

How to show this annoying commenter that I. the ever-self-renewing Jeremy Blogman, would NOT be outdone? I immediately began spewing (as only I can do) and produced not one, but ten 600 word stories without a twitch. Now. the unexpected outcome to all this was ......

Anonymous said...

How to intelligent people like us could have sew many problems with homophones is beyond me ... yet they're it is.

Anonymous said...

Great!!!!

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