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#18 Teach. Can You Tell a Story in 25 Words Or Less? Come and Give it a Try. (No Self Promo)


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Initial post: Aug 20, 2012 3:00:22 PM PDT
Challenge: Write a story in 25 words or less.

Theme: Teach. (Use of theme word in story is required)

Participants: Anyone. You don't have to be an author. I'm not.

What you can't do: If you are an author, do not mention it. This means no links.

What you can do: If you are an author, put information about your books on your profile page. Link your books, webpage, or Amazon author page.

Comments: If you want to comment on another person's writing, please be positive. This is not a critique thread. We want any and all participants to feel comfortable and enjoy participating, whether they've never written anything more than an email or they've sold 20,000 books.

I will begin in my next post. Have fun!

Posted on Aug 20, 2012 3:00:37 PM PDT
Those who can, do.

Those who can't, envy those who can.

The wisest among us, teach.

I iz uh teechur. I iz wyze! ;)

Posted on Aug 20, 2012 4:55:09 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 20, 2012 10:38:30 PM PDT
Teacher, teacher, it's not fair,
To sit me in this corner chair.
I didn't draw that sketch of you,
With horns, fangs and skull tattoos.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2012 4:56:42 PM PDT
I know it was you. I saw the marker stains on your hands!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2012 4:59:00 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 20, 2012 10:37:16 PM PDT
Busted. : (

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2012 5:37:01 AM PDT
Alina says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2012 7:48:41 AM PDT
Everybody gets downvoted here. Even the OP.

I restrict it to 25WOL for a few reasons.

1 ~ Not everyone who participates is an author and I want to allow anyone to participate and have fun without it being too much work.

2 ~ I don't think it does force the writer to concentrate on form rather than content. I have had to edit and work on my stories to keep them within the guidelines, and I think they come out better because of it.

3 ~ I think the stories people have written have been wonderfully creative.

Why not write one? You'll never know if you can do it until you try. :)

P.S. I upvoted you.

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 8:14:12 AM PDT
Alina says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2012 8:15:23 AM PDT
Now shorten it to 25WOL.

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 8:34:56 AM PDT
R May says:
The teacher's resignation letter was short, barely a paragraph. She said only, "Apologies, but enough." And something about an inheritance.

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Posted on Aug 21, 2012 8:53:02 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 21, 2012 8:53:33 AM PDT
Matt enjoyed teaching his sixth grade class. However, he often thought of what his life would be like if he had married Mary.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2012 10:08:10 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 21, 2012 10:09:02 AM PDT
Then I don't know what you're doing here. This thread is for 25WOL stories.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2012 10:08:33 AM PDT
Lol! Oh, that I had that inheritance! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2012 10:09:42 AM PDT
Would Mary have taken him away from it all? ;)

Great story, Obsidian.

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 3:21:54 PM PDT
Splinker says:
'Teach me," she whispers. Her breath is warm, like honeyed tea. "I...um...."
Fingertips to his lips. She smiles. "Come. Let's learn."
Quick studies.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2012 3:49:46 PM PDT
Another great story, Splinker. :)

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 5:09:13 PM PDT
Oh yes, teach me to dance on top of a train to head banging music!

http://youtu.be/YOYN9qNXmAw

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2012 6:40:18 PM PDT
That's was great. I love the dancing. Never seen it on a train before!

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 6:50:55 PM PDT
W.W.D.H.G. says:
I laughed, I cried as I sat and watched angles fly to the great beyond. Now my time has come so I shall follow.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2012 7:34:18 PM PDT
That's a very emotional story, RobVin. Can you work the challenge word in? (It's "teach.")

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 11:43:52 PM PDT
25 words? Darn! Do they all have to be different? Can anyone teach me another twelve so I can take part?

Posted on Aug 22, 2012 6:02:13 AM PDT
My son slouched, hands in pockets.
Teaching him the importance of good posture, I sewed his front pockets closed.

So he used his back pockets.

Posted on Aug 22, 2012 6:10:06 AM PDT
Splinker says:
The dead have much to teach, but have taken a vow of silence.

Posted on Aug 22, 2012 7:06:30 AM PDT
The man sat staring straight ahead, eyes dull and lifeless, unfocused, numb to the world around him. Much like a tenured professor trying to teach.
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