It was a while before Aida discovered those other possibilities – – like the swimming, dancing, climbing kinds – – because when she wasn’t in school she was always in her skates, always on the ice, always trying new tricks, trying to go faster, testing the limits of physics, geometry, gravity and of her own body. The other kids couldn’t understand…well, the kids at school couldn’t understand, but the kids at the ice rink were just like her, so they became her friends, at least for a few years until some of them got so competitive that their interest in medals outweighed their ability to relate to their peers.
Little Bits of Fiction
These Little Bits of Fiction are super-short stories, all of them written in 30 minutes or less. In the writing groups that I lead, and in which I’ve been a participant, we write in very brief intervals so as to leave time to share our writing with each other and give positive feedback. Outside of my writing groups I often find a prompt, set my own timer to 20 minutes, and then write whatever comes to mind as a way to keep sharpening my skills. Enjoy!