I’m doing something a little different this time around. This week’s movie is less than seven minutes long, so you have no reason not to watch and love. This is a short film I found on youtube in the form of a dark fairy tale. The style of the film is all kinds of awesome and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
The world swam in indiscernible blobs of color as the toxin coursed through his veins. His thoughts jumbled into one big, incoherent mess.
The ringing in his ears drowned out the screams of his companions. He could remember that there were others, but he couldn’t recall their names or visualize their faces. Everything was just colors–red, orange, and yellow all blurred together.
His arm hurt. Something about teeth pushed through the jumble of disheveled memories. Was he bitten? He didn’t know–couldn’t remember.
The others, did they do this to him?
He couldn’t remember others–only hunger.
My mind has been foggy lately, a bit like this guy’s–except I haven’t been bitten by a zombie. At least I don’t think I have.
I’ve decided to make a habit of writing a handful of six word stories each month and unleash them on the public. What better day than the 6th for such an event. Even if you aren’t a writer, this is a fun little excersize to get the creative juices flowing. You should give it a shot. You may surprise yourself.
The Day After
Sunrise unveiled the dead planet.
Chin lifted, eyes skyward, she prayed.
The Handwritten Note
Waited as long as I could!
I don’t remember why I left.
Exhausted and satisfied, the beast collapsed.
On bended knee, the ring sparkled.
Your turn… Give me your best six word stories. Or at least let me know which is your favorite. I personally like The Handwritten Note. There are so many possible backstories to that note it sends my mind in a million directions creating elaborate tales that eventually led to the note.