Wool-Gathering

Life is nothing like I dreamed it would be…


Written for Day 14 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017: Write a story in less than 10 words about a dream.

I like the term “wool-gathering”, which the Oxford Dictionary defines as, “indulgence in aimless thought or dreamy imagining; absent mindedness”. (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/wool-gathering)

How much can you say in only ten words?

“Nothing could hurt more than that look on your face.”

from

Ten Word Stories

by

Sammi Cox

read for free, here.


The above ten word story currently has the highest number of votes out of the 100 that makes up the collection, Ten Word Stories, which can be found on Wattpad and read for free.  If you have a moment, why not pop over and read one or two, or even vote for your favourite?  After all, it doesn’t take long to read ten words… 😉

Ten Word Stories – Update

Hi all!  I trust everyone had a great New Year?  I’m (very) slowly getting back into the swing of a normal routine 🙂

My “Ten Word Stories” on Wattpad is now complete.  Yay!  I had hoped to get it finished before Christmas but time just seemed to vanish and the next thing I know, it’s 2017.  So, I added the final few stories to it today, bringing the grand total up to exactly 100.  It was such a fun little project to work on and made me see the value in every single word I write.  Well, most of the time…

A couple of my favourites from the collection are:

The tarot often brought her good news. Not this time. (#7)

I love you. A lie. Whilst you smile, I die. (#35)

Sparks fly. Ancient words spoken. Dead rise and living fall. (#64)

She belonged to the sea though never destined to return. (#74)

Whispers on the breeze recall enchanting tales of times past. (#98)

To read more of the ten word stories, click the book’s cover below.  Don’t forget to let me know which one’s you enjoyed! 😉

Ten Word Stories

All the best for 2017,

Sammi x

Fortune in Motion

wheel-of-fortune

The Wheel is ever turning.  Good luck today, bad tomorrow.


This was written for Day 14 of “A Month of Mini Writing Challenges“.  See this page here for more details and a list of prompts.

Ten Word Stories – Update

Ten Word Stories

So, last weekend I posted the 50th story in my book of Ten Word Stories that I have been writing on Wattpad.  I can’t believe it; it has come around so quickly.

And, most surprising of all, it’s the most popular of the stories that I have posted on there so far.  Over 300 reads, over 50 votes and people have actually commented too.  It just goes to show, I have no idea how Wattpad works.  All of my other works I have posted hoping they will get read; hoping that Andromache Jones especially would reach a wider audience, but no.  The collection of ten word stories on the other hand, had been posted purely for my own fun and enjoyment.

Now, don’t get me wrong.  I am fully aware that 300 reads on Wattpad is nothing in the great scheme of things.  However, in terms of my writing, I think it’s pretty awesome 😀

If you have a moment and are on Wattpad (or want to be – signing up is free), feel free to head on over to my profile page (here).  Let me know if you’re on Wattpad so that I can follow you and read some of your work, if you have published any 🙂

Have a great week everyone!

Ten Word Stories

I love ten word stories and over the past few years I have read some fantastic ones.  It’s amazing how much some writers can convey using only ten words.

Ten word stories were one of those things I would write only when I felt in the mood to do so – like poetry.  However, since the start of April, I have added a daily challenge into my writing schedule…yep, you guessed it.  To write a ten word story a day.

And I’m really enjoying it.  Most days I do manage to pen more than one – like most things, once you get into the swing of it, you can just keep going.  The great thing about writing such short fiction is that it makes you appreciate every single word.  If it doesn’t add anything, if it doesn’t have to be there, you have to remove it.  And what better writing exercise can there be for any writer?

I’m now in the process of going through all my mini stories and posting the ones I like the most to Wattpad.  Currently (as of 25 May 2016) there are ten stories there to read.

Ten Word StoriesTen Word Stories by Sammi Cox (via Wattpad)

So, if you enjoy ten word stories or short fiction, please feel free to check it out.  And don’t forget to follow / vote / comment! 😉