Sometimes it doesn't take a week to read a story. It just takes a minute.
If you are familiar with Reader's Digest, you know they are full of stories. But not the long stories you read in bed, in the bath, or on the airplane. They're the kind you can read while walking to the living room before turning on the TV because they're only 100 words. For as long as I can remember, this has always been my favorite part of the magazine. I think it's amazing how so few words, when placed together correctly, can make you feel such large emotions. Sometimes less is more and it's nice to remember that every now and then.
If you know me, you know I love a good challenge and I love to write, so obviously I just had to give the 100 word story thing a go. I am a fan of love, so here are two 100-word love stories I managed to craft. It's harder than you would anticipate, 100 words is less than you would think it is. My words are few but my feelings are many. I might not end up in Reader's Digest, but the best thing about stories is that they don't lose value based on how many people read them. So to the two or fifty or a hundred people that read this, thank you, and I encourage you to give this a try yourself!