Sunday, January 8, 2017

Basket Weaving (short story) by Leanne Dyck

(photo ldyck)

Basket Weaving



The radio interviewer skimmed the paper. “Please introduce yourself to our listening audience.”

Name, city of residence that was what was expected, but instead...

“I'll soon be a widow.”

Dead air. The interviewer cut it as quickly as possible. “Oh, your husband's off for the weekend. Is he into golf, hockey..."

“No, it's worse than that.”

“Basket weaving. Ah, baskets. Why don't you tell us about the baskets you make for ch —.”

“My husband wants to get rid of me — you know, like kill. He's tried more than once. Why just the other day I was standing too close to the pool and he rushed me. He may have succeeded had I not kept my ground. But it's not going to be me who d —.”


The interview heard a man growl, “Mindy can't talk.” Click.



Hey, know what? You just read a micro text. Now why don't you write one.

Why?

Here's a reason...

Emerging authors (and CRD residents) 
enter for a chance to win $500
Deadline:  January 22, 2017

The Malahat Review (literary journal) Poetry and Micro Text contest

or if that's too short why not try this...

Deadline:  January 15
(once on the site, scroll down)



Picture Books in Canada


Red Deer Press is a Canadian multi-genre book publisher.
Canadian authors may submit manuscripts by email or mail.
Submission guidelines


Sharing my Author Journey...

Life, the universe is encouraging me to be more focused. I have


implemented some changes--you may have noticed some on this blog. Are there more to come? I think, perhaps. For example, I may eliminate the 'Picture Books in Canada' posts.

4 comments:

Darlene said...

A good example of micro text!

Leanne Dyck said...

Thank you, Darlene.

Laurie Buchanan said...

Ohhhhh, I love the micro text example you shared. Love it!

Leanne Dyck said...

A distant voice from somewhere calls--and I say, "Thank you, Laurie."
I'm enjoying your blog game. All the time singing, "Where is she? Where? Where? Where? Where? Oh, tell me, where is she?"