Short stories are difficult for me to write
because I’m nothing if not “wordy;”
give me the specific line count
and structure of a poem any day!
My tales are spun with
inflection and punctuation,
descriptives and clichés,
and yes, way too many words.
There are times I’ve been told
—especially by family—
to just: “Get to the point, already!”
But life is not a straight line:
it is filled with noises and color,
and excitement and sometimes great sadness;
and for me the story itself
is half the fun of “getting there.”
So if you ask me to share a story,
be prepared listen,
because stories should be
shared with expression,
and not “spit out” in short bursts…
life should not be stifled!
© Ginny Brannan 2014
Most of my poetry has a story to tell. In case "Are We There Yet?" does not quite "Meet the Bar,"am linking this older, very brief one inspired by one of the elderly ladies at the Skilled Nursing Facility where I work. This is about "Anna Marie." (So many stories all around us, so little time!) Happy story-telling, everyone!