ST100: Learning To Write by David Rae

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100

100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less.






Learning To Write by David Rae

First day at school, Mrs Whyte sat me at a desk and gave me a sheet of paper. She gave me a pencil  and told me to write. I wrote with big letters. I filled the whole page with just one line of long strokes, swirling loops and tails and dashes. I was first finished in the class, and I held my paper up to show everyone else. But that was no good; it needed to be small letters, so I wrote in tiny letters that no one else could read. There seems to be no middle way with me.

The SHORT TALE 100 – JULY 2017

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