Minimal amount of writing for me

via Daily Prompt: Minimal

minimal smile

At six years old, I was told I was “gabby.” I asked my mom what that meant. I scratched my head.

At college, a professor wrote that I was “too wordy.” What possibly could I cut out?

At 26, my husband said I talked too much. Why in the world?

At 32, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. A bipolar manic symptom is “talking too much, too fast.” Who, me?

At a certain online forum I was accused to suffer from “hypergraphia.” I laughed.

At the present time, I feel proud of myself, sending a writing sample required not to exceed 700 words. I cut it down from 1,200 words to 690.

This is my first attempt at minimal writing.

9 thoughts on “Minimal amount of writing for me

    • updownflight March 21, 2017 / 7:09 pm

      Thank you so much, clumsyandsilly! Believe me, I had to really trim it down:)

      I read and really liked your post about “minimal”. I looked for a “like” button, but couldn’t find one.

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      • clumsyandsilly March 22, 2017 / 1:43 pm

        You’re very welcome ☺️ your hard work surely paid off. Oh really? That’s so weird, but I’m very glad you liked it

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    • updownflight March 21, 2017 / 11:38 pm

      Thanks, Train Today to Reap Tomorrow. I appreciate the feedback.

      I see you are a storyteller? I like to tell stories, but usually only do so orally, and not in writing. I have written a couple in my blogs, but they were based on real lived experiences. Listening to and reading stories is wonderful!

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  1. sally April 1, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    I also like minimalist writing. I write poetry. (How’s that for a shortie?)

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    • updownflight April 1, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      Great shortie! Thank you for commenting on my post about “Minimal writing”. As I wrote in that post I’m usually quite the opposite, but maybe practice will help me.


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