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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

55 word fiction...

Recently i found in many blogs about the 55-word fiction. I wondered what it was, and then the concept moved to more blogs. It was interesting that within 55 words, one can form a story or a drama or something else!!!

And here is what I found in Wikipedia about the 55-word fiction...

A literary work will be considered 55 Fiction if it has:

  1. Fifty-five words or less (A non-negotiable rule)
  2. A setting,
  3. One or more characters,
  4. Some conflict, and
  5. A resolution. (Not limited to moral of the story)

Many new versions of the 55 Fiction have started to modify on the rules by either ignoring the rule to include conflict, or basing it on a true incident and dramatising it.

To know more about its existence and development, click here.

If u r wondering, why have i posted this.. then its to warn u ppl tht am also gng to give a try to this!


  1. so...u gonna give a try..hmmm....ethuku priyaanka intha risklam...!!:)ok luck...:)

  2. ya ya... risk ellam rusk saapdra mathiri!! :P engayo keta dialogue la...thnx :)

  3. Your try was really good...keep it up!

  4. Wow, another coincidence: I have just been talking about 55 words, conflict, resolution, blah blah, in my creative writing workshop last weekend.
    The students were not too happy with the word limit, so I said, ok. write it as you like to write.
    Truthfully speaking, I myself am not convinced about the value of a word limit, at least in creative writing. I am open to debate...

  5. @Grasshopper
    wow! seems this week was for coincidence! :) ya, some of them dont like the theory of 55 words. but people with less words feel very much comfortable with it. thnx for dropping by. :)


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