Writing 101: The shortest story I have ever written.

Your letter was not

for my eyes, but still I cried –

Your intent, fulfilled.

Image from lupusinflight.com.

Image from lupusinflight.com.


This is Day 5 of Writing 101.  Today’s assignment was to write about this:  You stumble upon a random letter on the path. You read it. It affects you deeply, and you wish it could be returned to the person to which it’s addressed. Write a story about this encounter.  And the twist:  Approach this post in as few words as possible.

The first thing I thought of when I read today’s assignment was “haiku”.  Boom.  Also, I’m still working on yesterday’s assignment…sit tight, it will happen.

A New and Less Interactive Marcilicious Blog Feature!

Alright, folks – since my attempt at interactive blogging failed miserably (only SEVEN of you bothered to respond to my poll question about your favorite Girl Scout Cookie…for real…) I’ve decided to implement a new feature here at A Very Marcilicious Blog. It is a feature that will require much less effort on your part, aside from what energy it might take to lazily move your eyes from left to right (hell – and if that’s too much effort, just cover up one eye and use the other one) to read three lines of text. Yes, that’s right: I will be writing a weekly haiku for all my lucky readers to enjoy! You can find the weekly haiku off to the right side of this blog. The topics will be somewhat random, but feel free to leave a comment or send me an email if there’s a subject you’d especially like to see addressed with a haiku.

And for all who might’ve forgotten, a haiku is a three-line poem consisting of five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five again in the last. Got it? Enjoy!