Take a cue from Twitter and write a story in 140 characters or less. How does the space restriction tighten your writing or convey a message?
For inspiration, start with this classic, which tells a complete story in just 33 characters: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
Once you’ve whittled your story down to the bones, use those lines as the premise for a longer piece.
Share your writing in the comments section below. Please keep posts under 500 words.
For more inspiration, visit our database of writing prompts.