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A minisaga is a short piece of writing containing exactly 50 words.
Minisagas are often used to stimulate creativity, stretch one’s thinking, determine the essential elements of a story, or enhance discipline in writing.
They had an argument… a heated one at that, yet again… like every day.
If only she could go back in time, fix all the problems of the past, their present would be beautiful, she thought.
While he saw his Present to be Past and his Future had begun NOW.
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March 5, 2010 7:30 pm|
Ok i got two comments for you…
For the post:
The post is marvelous, although you wrote it in just 50 words, but it communicated too much over it…
For the Minisagas:
Ok, seriously, you are exploring all forms of writing, which is ossum!!! Claps
March 5, 2010 7:31 pm|
That is some insight into the male and female psyche…. !!!!
you’ve hit home with yet another precise, to the point, pithy minisaga
As always thought provoking !!!
Way to go !!!
March 5, 2010 8:39 pm|
It took me three reads to understand the chronology of “his” statement. Amazing!
March 5, 2010 9:24 pm|
*claps claps* that was amazing. And another form of writing. Wow! only you can do justice to them.
March 5, 2010 10:11 pm|
Thanks for letting me to know abt minisaga…
And the post…its a Marvel coz of its reach to the horizons.
March 6, 2010 4:15 am|
Always get to learn something from you…This post is yet another fab piece from you..Hail Shilpa!!!
March 6, 2010 5:24 am|
Yes it is a saga captured in ‘mini’mum words!
March 6, 2010 5:49 am|
Shilpa-ji… that was amazing… its just amazing how u can weave a story in such little words and yet have an impact on the reader… I have read all your posts in the last 4 months and this is one of the best….
All the Best for BAT8
Blog: Sensible Bakwas
March 6, 2010 6:53 am|
This is a beautiful piece of writing, Shilpa!
I never knew words could be so powerful.. I had to read this post several times to actually understand the meaning! So profound…
Shorter the words, deeper the meaning.
Also, thanks for enlightening all of us about ‘minisagas’.. Really interesting concept!
March 6, 2010 8:16 am|
It actually stretched my thinking, stimulated my creativity ( may you will see it in my up-coming blogs….fingers-crossed), & will surely enhance discipline in my writing.
Your really amazing…..you really inspiring me to give a try to minisagas & 55 fiction!!!
March 6, 2010 9:17 am|
amazing! and that too, in just 50 words! very impressive. 🙂
March 6, 2010 9:26 am|
I like this! And thanks for the introduction of a minisaga.
March 6, 2010 10:59 am|
thanks for introducing this to me 🙂 what you wrote shows two perspectives in such a short story, loved it
March 6, 2010 12:06 pm|
hey Shilpa, this was a great piece..good luck for BAT 8 🙂
March 6, 2010 12:12 pm|
Loved it..minimum words sure echo the loud!
Thankyou so much for letting us know about this MINISAGA concept. may be next time I shall also try.
However, right now I’m dewlling in MAJORsaga…I right really long posts..this Minisaga is a huge inspiration for me!
All the Best for BATOM!
Keep the Spark Alive
March 6, 2010 3:53 pm|
Wow, I’ve never heard of mini sagas. And yes, as someone said, it took me a couple of reads too and well, bang on! All the luck for BATOM!
March 6, 2010 4:30 pm|
Exactly 50 words? It would have been so difficult write it, isn’t it?
Well! The story was nice. 🙂
March 6, 2010 5:52 pm|
50 words? and so much travel?! twas nicely done! 🙂
March 6, 2010 7:21 pm|
It was powerfully written, Shilpa. And exploring new forms is always fun, I’m sure I can learn something from your blog! 🙂
All the best for BATOM!
March 7, 2010 5:02 am|
just a few words, but they say so many things!!! Awesome!
March 7, 2010 5:40 am|
LOVE how you coneyed so much through so little!And how you are exploring ALL sorts of writing forms!!G’lcuk!
March 7, 2010 6:43 am|
got the meaning of this piece only after an explanation from you…
and i must say…some more reflection over it made me realize that it is awesome..
March 7, 2010 12:57 pm|
Got to agree with the guy, nothing like a fresh beginning! Whats happened has happened…….
March 7, 2010 2:26 pm|
So little words, yet so much has been told. Splendid!
Didn’t know about minisagas. Thanks for introducing.
All the best for BATOM! 🙂
March 7, 2010 2:34 pm|
you write really well, specially when it comes to the micro stories 🙂
March 7, 2010 5:26 pm|
Last time it was drabble, this time its minisaga. Next??
I loved urs completely!
March 7, 2010 7:29 pm|
Heylo, that was a really interest and time saving read :).
I loved the minisaga. Thanks for sharing!!
March 8, 2010 1:05 am|
You’ve mastered the art of saying it all in very few words!
Wonderful work Shilpa 🙂
March 8, 2010 8:30 am|
There’s a name for everything! I learn it all from your blog:) Minisaga was nice:) Good Luck. But I like long posts written by you more.
March 8, 2010 9:55 am|
You are lady with 5’s I guess.
what next dear.
and what more you are gr8888 with fewer words.
March 8, 2010 12:21 pm|
Thanks a lot for introducing me to minisagas. Very interesting literary form and I can see how powerful they can be seeing your write up.
March 8, 2010 5:53 pm|
Exploring new styles of writing….cool.
Very good post….sharp and crisp..
March 9, 2010 12:46 pm|
Good one 🙂
Short & Sweet
Saravana Kumar M
March 9, 2010 6:14 pm|
Phew! Yet another new concept!?!! Every time you have something new to offer! Awesome Shilpa…so little yet so much! Great stuff!
March 10, 2010 10:25 am|
The bitter truth beautfully said ! n that too in 50 words ?!!! Its really good ..the hard reality , which I guess most go through ….Wonderful Shilpa ! All the best 🙂
March 12, 2010 4:42 pm|
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July 21, 2014 1:59 pm|
So much, and in so few words! Love it! 🙂
Sorry it’s taken me 4 years to find this…if I can use your words…if only I could go back in time! 😉