A 50-Word Story a Day Keeps the Boredom Away #62

Portrait of a Beggar Resting

Amelia saw an old beggar on the street, resting on a stone. She rummaged in her pocket and found her last coin, and wanted to give it to him. But the man shook his head. He would not take it.

‘I’m sorry,’ he said, ‘but I don’t work on Sundays.’

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16 thoughts on “A 50-Word Story a Day Keeps the Boredom Away #62

  1. As I struggle to increase my word count for the NaNoWriMo contest (50K words in a single month), I’m reminded that: while I’m a pro at saying the least with the greatest number of words, the writers I most admire do the opposite.

    (just think of me as “an admirer”)

      1. Ah. Well, tell that to Octavio Paz, TS Elliot, Allen Ginsberg, Pablo Neruda, Langston Hughes, Garcia Lorca, WB Yeats, Seamus Heaney (who once, unashamedly, hit on my girlfriend at a bookfair in Bologna), Denise Leretov, Adrienne Rich, Lam Thai My Da, ee cummins, Lord Byron, Henrich Heiner, Auden, Erwin Kruger, Joao Almino, et al…

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