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Monday, March 6, 2017

Writing Exercise - Six Word Stories



 by Ashley Lister

On Saturday this week, I was lucky enough to attend the first day of this year’s Eroticon, the conference for writers and bloggers who work with erotica.  As always, it was a wonderful experience. The erotica writing community is one of the most supportive environments a writer could encounter. Each year, I find the event is akin to meeting up with my dearest friends.

Whilst there I was delivering a session on plotting erotic fiction but, before we began, I gave the writers in the room a brief warm-up exercise.

Most of us are familiar with the apocryphal story of Hemingway writing a six word short story. (For Sale. Baby Shoes. Never Worn).  And it was the idea of a six word short story that I offered to those attendees participating in my session. In short, I asked them to produce the sexiest short story they could think of in six words.

I offered some of my own examples to illustrate the point.  

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Him hard. Her wet. Both satisfied.

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Her: “Harder! Faster!”

Him: “Tighter! Wetter!”

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A vampire? He’ll get lucky. Period.

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As always, please post your six word stories in the comments box below.  I look forward to reading them.

Ash

11 comments:

  1. I wait, restrained, whilst she prepares.

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  2. Tomorrow morning. My garden. Bring water.

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    1. This is clever - and kudos for making it up on the spot at Eroticon.

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  3. Delightful. Good writing, Martin.

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  4. This really *is* a sort of poetry, Ash. The reader has to fill in a lot from suggestion, connotation and imagination.

    I wonder if this one gets through at all. I have a very distinct idea in mind.


    Winter light. Puddled silk. Sex object.

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  5. I'm not sure if we have the same idea, but this one certainly works for me. It's a very eloquent piece.

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  6. She called. You answered. Number changed.

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  7. That one's so pithy. Nice use of the tight word count.

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