Last weekend my mom took my mother-in-law and me to tour the Pittock Mansion. I especially loved this year’s holiday decoration theme:
Each room had a different literary focus. Such a delight.
I’m pleased to share that 87 Bedford has published my 50-word story “Warren.” This little dribble of a tale came about when I attended a recent workshop on micro fiction led by Becky Kjelstrom, the President of Oregon Writers Colony, and her writing partner, Robin Anderson. For one exercise, they passed around greeting cards with interesting artwork on the front, and one with an image of woodland creatures playing instruments jumped out at me. They challenged us to write a 50-word story, and my mind went off on a bit of a dark tangent from the enchanting source material. Inspiration can come from anywhere!
I love the challenge of micro fiction, how like poetry it brings the focus down to the individual word level.