One Sentence

You know how people tell a story, and by the time they say “to make a long story short...” it’s already too late? It’s the same with written stories -they can always benefit from editing. Here’s a great idea -tell your story in one sentence. A true story. Those stories are at One Sentence. Some examples:
She realized I had lied about my "restaurant experience" when she saw her ceiling was dripping with balsamic vinaigrette.

If there was ever a good time to stop drinking, it was this morning when I woke up next to a woman in a giraffe costume.

If I had known I was going to accidentally turn my head to face yours at just the right moment, I would have chosen a much more romantic setting than a Walgreen's parking lot.

You can submit yours, too. Link -Thanks, Bill!

There's a similar site out there called Ficlets ( Basically, you write a story, but you are limited to 1,024 characters.

It's been a wonderful way to kickstart my brain, shake loose ideas, and force myself to edit edit edit.

They offer inspirational pictures from Flickr you can use to inspire a ficlet. You can prequel or sequel someone else's story - or tell a longer story via a
series of ficlets. Best of all, the community is one of the best I've come across for honest feedback.

Ficlet's got me started on my way to writing a book (based on a picture there that turned into a series of ficlets) and well, it's just another awesome site :)
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