When I got out of the military I moved to Reno, NV. I had always liked the town, and thought I would enjoy living there.
I left Ft. Hood, Texas, and drove straight through to Northern Nevada. There were a couple of incidents along the way that were quite interesting, however telling them now is not the right time. Maybe one day I’ll get around to sharing the stories of those people and places that marked the journey forever in my memory. For now, though, I want only to write about a part of my first year in the Biggest Little City In The World.
I just realized I’ve been composing my short stories all wrong. Firstly, they drag–not enough action. Secondly, there’s not enough suspense. And thirdly, they’re just way too long.
Here’s what I’m talking about. Read this short story from When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops by George Carlin and see if you don’t agree. I think he’s got it down.
Here’s a challenge for you. It should be easier for the younger ones to complete. We older folks should find it a bit more challenging.
The challenge is to write your biography in 400 words or less. Mine came in at 399, but I had to do a bit of editing. Below, you can read what I wrote. Then you it will be your turn to share.