Once again it’s time for “Tweet Me a Story,” the writing contest hosted by NYCMidnight that asks writers to submit up to 3 stories per round, all containing a specific word, all under 140 characters (including spaces). The first round was last night, and my group’s word was: nothing.
And yes, submitting a blank story would have been too easy. Here’s what I submitted, with titles added for fun.
“There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done,” he sang.
Yoko smiled, and ate her own head.
“Bloody showoff,” he said, and started erasing.
On a Cosmic Scale
“Imagine an endless void, just nothing for billions of light-years…”
“And what does this have to do with your rent?”
“I’m getting to that.”
“What could be better than riches, beauty and youth?”
“Nothing,” her father replied.
It took years to give it all away, but he was right.
I’ll keep you posted as I move up (or don’t) in the competition.