Thursday 11 April 2013

Junior Infant

Ernest Hemingway was famously challenged to come up a story in six words.  His answer: 'For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.'  (There is still a debate whether he did actually compose this.)

If there's one thing that twitter has thought me is the beauty of brevity.  I'm a huge fan of @veryshortstory.  A story being told within the confines of 140 characters.  Every word in important and precious.  Painting a picture this way takes skill.  Please check it out.

Some of the most funny, heartbreaking and interesting tweets I've read are when two people that I happen to follow are exchanging tweets.  It's like an overheard conversation.  But, it's twitter, so nothing is private. Right?

With this in mind, here's a short tweet I posted one day after school.

Junior Infant

Tiny, blonde, button-nosed Junior Infant,
Wearing a duffel coat and glasses.
Worn-out, he sighs,
"I can't find my school bag."

It's on his back.


  1. Your tweet is very sweet, and emotive. I didn't know @veryshortstory existed, will follow it now though!

  2. Awww this is so cute..I can just visualise him as my Sweet baby James :)

  3. Thanks. Sometimes short & sweet is better. Xx

  4. ahhhhhh bless
    I love tiny fiction. Do you ever submit to @99fiction competitions? I've never won but love my 99s ;)