Monday, January 11, 2016

One Sentence Story #4 - Adding the Middle

Fr. Harry Hagan said that narrative starts at tension and ends at resolution. Aristotle said every story has a beginning, a middle and an end. Meeting Fr. Harry's criteria is not difficult in a single sentence. It is the middle that is the most difficult.

As the atmosphere grew stale with cigarette smoke in the tiny motel room, Pierre's discomfort waxed into anger, until he burst through the door into the clear night air.