viernes, 10 de abril de 2015

Micro-fiction contest


    As Shakespeare defined "brevity as the soul of wit", we would like to foster wit and creativity
    through a micro-fiction contest.

My liege, and madam, to expostulate
What majesty should be, what duty is,
What day is day, night night, and time is time,
Were nothing but to waste night, day, and time;
Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
I will be brief. Your noble son is mad. . . .
                      Hamlet Act 2, scene 2, 86-92

     What is micro-fiction and how should I write it ?: 
  • It is a different medium of expression from short stories o tales, it is a briefer story ,normally told in no more than 300 words .
  • Tips for writing micro-fiction: as a narrative text, it contains the main features of stories but they should be SMALL: few characters in one or two settings, happening in a short period of time. The key to microfiction is economy of language and brevity, avoid personal judgements, explanations or abstract descriptions. Stories are brief but intense, include only what is essential. Microfiction is SMALL but with BIG meaning. Do not summarise a story, this is  bad micro-fiction.

      Write a 60-word micro-narrative ( without including the title) based on BOOKS & READING.
       Deadline: Friday April 17

       The jury are the English teachers and will take into account the micro-story's creativity and
       originality. The winner will receive a purchase Fnac card  ( as long as there is enough quality in             the stories presented ).
       The best  micro-stories will be published on the department's blog.


2 comentarios:

  1. It seemed to me to be difficult that alone it had 60 words but later it was much easier.
    It was a piece of cake !!!!

    1. good luck for the contestI the important thing is to take part , sure you have done a good job,
      as the use of idioms we have done in class, well-done!