Muse on Monday – April 3, 2023

Personally, I love the word “quirky”, maybe because it describes a lot of what I do. If you look up the word, it means doing something in a unique way. It’s often linked with humor.

So how do you write something quirky? It could mean different things to different people, but I’ve always seen it as writing something that has a serious or neutral tone on the surface, but is slightly tongue-in-cheek, as if you are giving a wink to the audience as you’re writing. Writing on a slant, as one of my friends describes her writing.

Story Prompt: April 3, 2023

Write a quirky story

You can do this by taking a normal story and injecting just a dusting of unreality or absurdity into it, either in the plot, the characters, the point of view or something else. This doesn’t mean it has to be fantasy. There is plenty quirkiness in real life.

If you want to share your story, you can either email me at info@greenwalledtreehouse.com or submit it at the link here. I’d love to publish your story as well. I’ll try to write a story myself about this prompt and post it in the next while.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. How I love the concept of quirky, as you well know. My favorite writers, such as yourself, have that special leaning towards the ridiculous. That surprise giggle that shows up in a sentence when you least expect it.

    For instance…I was coming home when I saw a White Labrador I know from the Park out for his midday stroll. I said, “Hey, Dobie, how are ya? Didn’t see you this morning. What was that? You overslept? Yeah, that happens.”

    🙂

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    1. Life is as quirky as you make it. I mean, it’s all out there, it’s just having the eyes to recognize it.

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      1. Well, there are eyes and then there are eyes. I quote him much too often but…Sir Conran Doyle hit the number when he said…we see but do not observe. It’s really you, not we but…poetic license and all that. 🙂

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