Short Stories on a Poetry Site
Blog Posted:11/6/2012 10:26:00 AM
I know this is a poetry site.
And, I have posted over 800 poems here; but, sometimes I also like to write short stories.
I have posted a couple of those here throughout the years – the real short ones that fit within the character constraints – under the “narrative” form.
I just recently posted a Short Story titled, “Straight to Hell – A Short Story”.
One of my friends challenged me to put it into rhyme and make it a poem, but I don’ think I want to do that. I like writing poems, and many of my poems do tell a story, but, somehow, I think fitting a story into rhyme makes it less genuine; less real; less personal; less natural. It’s like you force the story into a form and the form becomes more important than the story itself. I don’t know – what do you think?
Besides, I like variety and doing nothing but poems, I think, gets kind of boring – although I do write a lot of poems.
And, being that this is a poetry site, I suppose most of you don’t come here to read short stories, but, I put it here anyway for a few of you to stumble upon. Thank you to those of you who have and left a comment behind.
So … are there other short story writers here, as well. Which do you like to do more?