This past spring, I took a course on "short short fiction" and thoroughly enjoyed it. The course is being offered again this summer, and another guy in the class (Bill) this spring told me he was taking it again. He had talked to the instructor and she said some assignments would be the same as last time, and some would be different. I decided to do so as well, even though I was going to have to miss the first class (and maybe others) and even though I'm not sure how much time I am going to have for storywriting.
The first class was last night. Bill sent a report this morning:
Dorotha has said that if I post what the assignments are, she will try her hand at SSF herself. You should, too! Less than a thousand words. Here are the stories I wrote for #1 (postpended to the 'severed ears' story) and #2 last year.
Class is bigger (13 or 14). Some with some writing background. Two
high school students. One other guy took the class before.
First assignment same as last time.
1. 5 chars, less than 500 words, each char must have a name (we will
read these in class next week)
2. Story about an object (btw. she read both severed ears and traveling
ham again to everyone in class)