I thought this website was a great inspiration for storytelling. The idea is to tell an emotionally charged story about your life in one sentence. Some of the examples on the site are amazing.
The last night of camp, when the counselor announced "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands," no one clapped, but one kid did flip him off.
What a fantastic exercise in storytelling. Imagine if you took the time to boil a long complicated story about your life down into one sentence.
The next morning she told me she was married, and I told her that I was in her geography class 8 years ago.
Forcing yourself to express it in one sentence limits you to just the facts and amplifies the emotional power. The good sentences on the site are like openings to short stories and novels that you have to buy when you read them in the store.
My very married, sixty-year-old father obviously doesn't know that you can search by e-mail address on Myspace since he has a page that says he's thirty, single, and there for "dating."
Expressing emotions in such a limited amount of words doesn't remove the impact.
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