Believing that it was statistically impossible to write 52 bad stories, Ray Bradbury instructed writing students to write one short story a week for a year and that they would be better writers. To inform their writing, they were also instructed to read
- One short story every day.
- One poem every day.
- One essay every day.
So that is the challenge I will be posting. Because I am two weeks in and need more accountability to get through the year. The posting goal is the daily reading log, mostly the story and the poem. For the essay, I have a series of books that are forty days of readings from specific writers. I am reading 40 days with Parker Palmer right now.
On Sunday, we’ll call it Story Sunday, I will post the really bad story in all its ugly glory.
I am working my way through the The Poetry and Short Stories of Dorothy Parker.
Today’s Poem is To A Much Too Unfortunate Lady, which warns a woman about the danger of loving a man more than he loves her.
Today’s Short Story is Big Blonde.