For the second year I decided to participate in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. Each April bloggers write for 26 days (Sundays off). Each day is a consecutive letter of the alphabet.
Today is April 24th and the Unusual letter U
The description on the back cover of my collection of poetry and very short fiction starts with:
Using in a unique style of storytelling that sets the tone for the book, the first entry tells a bench’s 60 year history in six stanzas of 100 words each.
In fact each stanza is composed of 100 words and this method of storytelling is called a drabble.
When I drafted my description I sent it to several people. Most agreed that the word “drabble” should not be included as it wouldn’t appeal to readers.
My preferred method of storytelling is the drabble – sort of addicted to the form.
I wrote the first piece in the book called “The Bench” quite a while before the idea of publishing occurred to me. When I did decide to publish I needed a name for the book. And since I had good photos to highlight the bench and since I believe this is one of the best pieces I’ve written I called the collection The Bench.
One of my reviewers had this to say
The title story will draw you in, as she ponders the life, the evolution, the thoughts and feelings, of a park bench over the years. I was impressed with the idea of studying an object we often take for granted from its perspective as the world moves around it. Change is a constant in life, but how would something like a bench deal with that? What are the ups and downs it would experience? What would it witness as it stayed in one place while the rest of us scurried about on our quest for happiness, for love, for death?
Utterly unwinding with your universal entries
Have you ever written a story or a poem about an inanimate object ?