So, I wrote something. Or rather I finished something. Not only finished, but edited, tweaked, re-worked, completed, and posted, a whole short story: Brevity.
Now that’s nothing particularly remarkable in the great and tedious scheme of things, but right now, for me, at this time, it is a big win. And I am feeling rather pleased with myself, thank you very much.
What’s more, you can read it, right here, right now. It is just under 4,500 words, so should take you about 30-40 minutes to read. And for you technology-laden folks, I’ve added a free ebook (ePub format) download.
Unlike most of my work, this is not horror, but speculative fiction verging on sci-fi. It was inspired by the increasing brevity with which we communicate today, and suggests one possible outcome of setting aside the colour and wealth of our language.
If you can grab yourself some time to read it, I do hope you enjoy it, or at the very least that it might trigger you to give some thought to the subject matter. If you do, please take a moment to share the story with your social and real-world friends. Even if you do not enjoy it, others might.