When I was eight years old, I wrote my first short story. I had been reading for a while, but at that moment I realized that what I read, must have been written by someone! Therefore, I could write too, for other people to read, right? So I wrote a western. It was a mistaken identity story, an innocent man sentenced for a crime he didn’t commit. I described his journey trying to prove his innocence, and I gave the little story a happy ending.
After reading it once, I immediately realized that something was missing. “I know! It needs a drawing!” So I drew the bad guy behind bars, with a text bubble that said “Grrrrr!”
But something was still missing... What could it be? I didn’t know, but I knew how to solve it: everything looks better under a layer of red crayon, doesn’t it? “This just makes it hard to read,” complained my audience - my parents, of course.
Anyway, I still write like an eight year old, but hopefully I learned how to create an image with shading, depth, and texture without resorting to the red crayon!
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By Yuri Csapo
Published: July 4, 2013.
A small tale of technology mediating the connection between two minds.
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Smashwords book reviews by Yuri Csapo
- Out of the Box
on Feb. 23, 2013
Ms. Edmonds manages to pack an impressive number of relevant themes in a very compact story. I recommend you read it early morning like I did - it will put a positive spin on your day!
- Ten Moments in Time
on Feb. 28, 2013
The format is surprising. If jokes are the shortest form of comedy, these are the drama equivalent. Sometimes the little stories invoke the same kind of surprise that one gets coming to the end of a haiku. An interest read, and, as a writer, it makes me want to develop the stories! Unfortunately I had to take a star, because it could have used more careful editing.
- The Mason Procedure
on March 01, 2013
Very cool little short story, reminds me of the days right after I discovered Analog, ages ago. Definitely worth a read, I am looking forward to the two additional shorts promised at the end of this one.
- Words With Friends With Benefits
on March 07, 2013
Very well written, and a very clever idea. A fun short story about what romance is all about.