But! Every 12 TTBs (it was going to be ten, but I forgot to do it on the 10th one :P), a new type of prompt is introduced. So far, there have been word prompts (1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 11) and photo prompts (2, 4, 5, 7, 10), and now I am introducing… Tiny Tale Journals!
Tiny Tale Journals are a variation of Tiny Tales. For them, you can either use yourself, a fictional character, or someone else in real life (i.e., a historical figure you know a lot about). This is a great exercise to get to know your characters better if you are writing a novel. The prompt will be a question or a few words, and, like a journal entry, you will write either three or one answer(s) to it, depending on whether you are doing a bundle or just one. The 100-word limit remains the same. Saying whether it is your own experience or someone else’s, real or fictional, is optional. Either way, the entries are to be written in first-person POV (I, we, me, my). A summary of this paragraph will be added to the Tiny Tale Bundles Rules.
Because I am a sucker for alliteration, Tiny Tales is now becoming Tiny Tale Thursday (by the way, I spent a looong time trying to find a good synonym for ‘bundle’ that started with T, but eventually I gave up :P).
So from now on (and until decided otherwise by me), you can expect them to come sometime each Thursday.
I’ve decided to do a thing (don’t know what else to describe it as), it’s not on a schedule yet (but maybe someday it will be “Tiny Tale Thursday” or something). It is inspired by/based on the VSS365 hashtag on Twitter which I learned about from the blog Lisa Stapleton. VSS stands for Very Short Stories.
This is how I plan for it to work:
There will be a prompt. This prompt might be a single word, a picture, a character, or something else.
I will write a ‘batch’ of three different Tiny Tales inspired by the prompt.
The word limit is one hundred words.
If the prompt is a word, then I am allowed to use variations of the word, for example for the word “scratch,” the word “scratched” is okay too.
If you happen to want to do this challenge too, it would be appreciated if you linked back to my blog, as I did with the blog I got the basic idea from.