A prompt comes my way on the Daily Reader, via Luccia Gray (do look at her lovely blog)to write a scene from three points of view. We are given a scene: a man and woman, walking in a park, see an old woman on a bench; the man starts crying. Describe that scene from each point of view.
So, methinks, how can we do that in the shortest flash possible?
Old Woman: ‘Son?’
What do you think? Anyone have another three line answer?
Of course, if you think about this, it is a cheat. It’s not in the Hemmingway class (well it has been ascribed to him) ‘For sale: baby shoes; never worn’. He tells all you need for the imagination to race in six words. For my little piece you require the setting. And you need to know which character is speaking. Still, worth trying if you can.