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I've been toying with the idea of creating a recurring theme post, and thought this might be a fun way to do it -- how about a (semi) regular Tuesday post, which features some original blog-exclusive writing? Like maybe a 200-word story?
Two-hundred words offers more room for expansion than the stories I've written for 50-Word Stories, but it is still much in the same vein -- it would be a snippet of a story in exactly two-hundred words (not 199, not 201). This would allow a little more creative possibilities, still be short enough to be able to put one together consistently, provide a little exercise for my writing muscles, generate original content for my blog, and yet not cut too deeply into my limited time for my other creative writing and my music. And at only two-hundred words, it would hopefully not demand too much time out of my busy blog visitors, either.
So I think it sounds like a fun thing to try.
But what to write about???
Hmmmm.... Well, how about using the news as inspiration? Maybe I can find something for each post in the recent news and give it a twist, or simply use it as inspiration for a fictionalized piece. I mean, it's worked for Law and Order for years, right?
So then this would be a Tuesday, Newsday, Two-Hundred-wordplay post.
Sounds like a plan!
Well, let me give it a try and offer the piece below, which is based closely on an article I found in the recent news. I call it "Crazy in Love", and I hope you enjoy it. To find the source of the story, you can visit the original news article via the link at the end.
Crazy in Love
The wedding will be small and intimate -- an understated ceremony, performed with guarded restraint.
The young bride is ready to be committed, and eager to be the star of the day. "This is what’s right for me," she says. "This is what I was born for.”
The groom is older. A bit jaded. It's not his first wedding and he's never been one for ceremony. He grumbles about the whole thing. "That's trash," he says. "We're just playing that for public consumption." But if his bride wants it, he'll go along. It's not like there's any risk of him running off. His intense emotions have kept him a prisoner.
Secretly, he doesn't really mind the attention. Having an audience has always given him a certain gleam in the eye. Even the playful way he lays a finger against his nose in the engagement picture captures his flair for the spotlight.
Unfortunately, there won't be a honeymoon. The bride would love to get away with her new husband, but she knows that sometimes life puts up bars against what she wants.
So the newlyweds will make do.
When you're crazy in love, you don't let anything stand in your way.
Thank you for reading!
I also hope that everyone of my US readers has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving this week!