Why say five hundred words when fifty will do?

Speaking as the world’s worst chatterbox and rambling writer some times less is more. When I used to run a Writers group I set my mixed bunch of somewhat crazy but lovely people to write a story in fifty words. I have also set this challenge when working with clients and children when trying to get them to focus and think and write succinctly.

Here’s my attempt at that exercise…and no it’s not a true story

The Dinner Guest (one man for dinner)

Derek was missing.  She was devoted to his needs, tolerant of his tantrums and a victim of his abuse. Derek could carve a piece of meat…perfect slices every time! The advice was clear; ‘Kill him with a frozen leg of lamb. Then eat the evidence!’ 

Who would carve this Sunday’s roast? Evelyn King ©


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