Cyranny, over at Cyranny’s Cove, has this One-Minute Fiction Challenge where she provides a prompt to inspire us to write a very short story. The idea is to manage to type our whole story in a minute or less. She does say that we can think about it before hitting the keyboard, and we can take all your time to edit it afterwards.
Just so Cyranny and rest of you know, I blog from my iPhone, and doing the one-finger tap dancing on a virtual keypad is a lot slower that touch-typing on a full-sized keyboard. So that means that my one-minute posts will, indeed, be very, very short.
So, with the caveat that what I just wrote above took more than the allotted 60 seconds, let the stopwatch start NOW!“Dammit Frank,” Elaine whined, “how many times must I point out to you that our deck is rotting. Even the birds are reluctant to land on it. So get your act together and sand the deck down and apply a new coat of stain on it before someone falls through the rotting wood and sues us for every penny we have, you lazy, good for nothing bastard.”
Okay that took me about 75 seconds, but I’m cutting myself some slack because I’m using an iPhone and it takes at least 20% more time to key in the text with one finger on a tiny, virtual keypad than it does on a laptop or desktop keyboard.
I rest my case.