As an indie-author one of the questions I get asked on a regular basis is “How do you do it?” My standard answer is “One word at a time.”
However, how many words do you need to tell a story? How many to add a bit of intrigue? How many to add a hint of romance?
I decided to set myself the challenge to write a 100 word story.
Anyone who has read my books will understand that limiting the word count is perhaps not my forte! Ha Ha.
However, I was strict with myself here and rose to the challenge.
So, in a 100 words here’s Cat’s Eyes.
The cat watched the car approach. Recognised his owner in the passenger seat. As he licked his fluffy paws, he watched as the car stopped at the end of the driveway. Squinting into the early evening sun, the cat saw the driver reach over to kiss his owner. Pausing to wash his long tail, the cat continued to watch the long, slow, passionate embrace. The car’s window was open but all he could hear was music. As he licked his bits, the car door opened. His owner stepped out. With a wave, the car drove off. Cat and owner smiled.