posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 08:07 PM
a reply to: DontTreadOnMe
This may be off topic to the op but to be fair, the thread is titled feedback so...
Can we please never do the fifty words thing again?
Maybe it's just me and if so I'll bite, but I really feel like for something to actually be a story- that is, for it to convey a meaningful passage of
experience through some narration of event or perception- it needs more than 50 words. Like, I saw so many entries in those contests that were just
mangled and neutered...
It admittedly WAS a great challenge and I'm not in any way trying to decry or denouce the idea or persons involved. In fact, the only thing that was
able to turn my three short sentences into a story, imo, was the poem format simply because poetry reflects a stream of consciousness.
But that's exactly my point, 50 words is the bare minimum, it's barely even two frames. Would you call two scenes a movie, or two pages a book?
There's simply no room for a beginning a middle and an end, not room even for a proper juxtaposition... Explanation and admiration admittedly can be
expressed but it's like having to mangle yourself as I said. Since anything of any breadth simply cannot be discussed and even a concept can hardly
manage to be defined if it has any complexity at all.
edit on 5-12-2019 by LucidWarrior because: (no reason given)