A few years ago I decided to try writing a story entirely in dialogue. I can’t say I got entirely there, but it’s close.
I added another wrinkle to the experiment. Every few hundred words, I picked a word from the dictionary that I had to include. The result is Deviation, a 16,000 word short story. What I call a long short story.
It’s a little odd. Two brothers in their 20s sitting in a diner like they always do on a Friday evening. They’re stuck in a rut and the ensuing conversation and the weekend’s events blow away that rut. Challenges are thrown down. Family secrets revealed. F-bombs are thrown about as casually as salt sprinkled on french fries. Or in this story, poured out as a metaphor for life.
Here’s the link on Amazon. It’s only available as an e-book on Kindle. 99 cents. Show me some love. Download it. Review it. Deviate with me?
I haven’t read it yet. I recall you mentioning it. My editor yells at me in red ink whenever I have more than three or four statements of unbroken dialog. It sounds like an interesting project…off to Amazon I go.
Well, you know how crazy writing “rules” like that make me. 😉
That is so interesting and must have been so much fun to do!
Thank you. It was. I feel like I should try something similar again.