Short Stories or Epic Novel?
Is it easier to be long-winded or short winded? Do short stories fill you with terror? Do the words epic novel leave you trembling in fear? When I sit down to write it’s very difficult to decide what kind of format to write. I always thought that I had a novel inside me – epic or not. What I find though is that writing at length is hard for a beginner. You have to think about character development, plot and oh yes a story line. What I have been writing up until now is very short and very sweet stories – probably because I had thought that it’s the easy way out…But maybe not…Short stories just condense everything into fewer words. You have to grab the reader and make them involved in so little time that you find yourself deliberating over every single word and what impact it will have. So what I have decided to do is to start my novel based on one of my short stories as a starting point and I will see what happens over the course of the blog.
In the meantime this is a short story that was part of a challenge to write something in under 500 words….Enjoy!
A Short Story